With State budget down 7%, Governor’s pay may jump 20%

Governor Sarah Palin’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year calls for a 7% reduction in state spending. But while the Governor is calling for government to tighten its belt, a commission Palin appointed is recommending she get a $25,000 raise. The Governor’s current annual salary is $125,000. The State Officers’ Compensation Commission is also recommending slightly smaller raises for the Lieutenant Governor and members of Palin’s cabinet.

John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau

Download Audio (MP3)