Pay raises should be earned

03/19/2014 11:03 AM

03/20/2014 1:39 PM

Re "Statewide officials, legislators look closer to raises" (Capitol & California, March 14): Any increase in tax revenue should be returned to taxpayers rather than used to boost compensation to the legislators. Naive, I know. More compensation for less productive work, rather than fair compensation for more productive work is a California tradition.

The article describes the process and makes comparisons to others in government, but nowhere does he mention the most important criteria for job compensation: performance. Based on performance, the answer would have to be a resounding no.

-- Mark Roberts, Loomis

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