California lawmakers salaries highest in nation
March 26, 2012
Despite years of pay cuts spurred by the budget crisis, California legislator’ salaries remain the highest in the nation. [SacramentoBee]
California lawmakers lead the nation with base pay at $95,291, trailed by Pennsylvania, $82,026, and New York, $79,500.
On Friday, state-by-state pay statistics will be weighed by the California Citizens Compensation Commission, a seven-member panel appointed by the governor to set pay for legislators and other statewide elected officials.
Over the past three years, California legislators have lowered their salaries, cut payments for living expenses and cut car allowances.