California governor, lawmakers, to get pay raise in December

Gavin Newsom

FILE – In this June 3, 2021 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference outside a restaurant in San Francisco. Six weeks after California officials announced that Newsom would face an almost certain recall election, the contest remains framed by uncertainty even the date when it might take place is unclear. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state elected officials are getting raises.

The Sacramento Bee reports the California Citizens Compensation Commission has approved 4.2% pay hikes that will take effect in December.

Newsom will get an extra $8,809 per year, raising his salary to $218,556. Most state lawmakers will get a $4,824 raise to bring their salaries to $119,701 each.

The four-member commission is appointed by the governor. The panel had voted raises for elected officials every year from 2013 to 2019.

The commission didn’t approve a raise last year because of the economic conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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