California lawmakers to receive pay hike
November 30, 2013
California lawmakers are in line to receive a 5.3 percent raise on Monday. However, a dozen are refusing the pay hike in light of the down economy and the high number of unemployed Californians. [LATimes]
A citizens’ panel approved the raises that will boost most legislator’s base salaries from $90,526 to $95,291 and Governor Jerry Brown’s pay from $165,288 to $173,987.
Republicans who have chosen to deny the pay raise include Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach, Sen. Mark Wyland of Escondido, Sen. Mimi Walters from Irvine, Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno, Assemblyman Eric Linder of Corona, Assemblyman Rocky J. Chavez of Oceanside, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks and Assemblyman Allan R. Mansoor of Costa Mesa. Democrats include Assemblyman Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova and state Sens. Richard Roth of Riverside and Lou Correa of Santa Ana.
Donnelly is running for governor against Brown on a platform of fiscal restraint.