California

Calif. Governor, Legislators Granted Pay Raises

Granted, they did take cuts over the last few years

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Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators were granted 5.2% raises Wednesday by a state panel that said the improving state economy and a flush budget justified restoring some of the salary cut from officials' paychecks in recent years.

The California Citizens Compensation Commission also partly restored health benefits for elected officials.

The panel had reduced the salaries of the governor, 120 legislators and 11 other state officers by 23% during the last four years as the recession forced deep cuts in