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California lawmakers, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other constitutional officers will be eligible for a 4% pay raise after a state commission voted Friday to increase their salaries.
Citing a strong economy and a healthy state budget, the California Citizens Compensation Commission voted 4-0 to up officials’ pay by 4%, said Andrew LaMar, spokesman for the state’s Human Resources Department.
Newsom’s salary will increase from $201,680 to about $209,747.
Salaries for the top Democrat and Republican lawmaker in each house of the state Legislature will increase to $132,107, while rank and file lawmakers will see their pay increase to $114,877. The lieutenant governor, attorney general, controller, treasurer, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner and board of equalization members will also get a 4% boost.
The raises will take effect Dec. 2, LaMar said.
The commission meets once a year to vote on changes to state official compensation. In 2018 and 2017, it voted to increase salaries by 3%. In 2016, it approved a 4% increase.