Legislature Rejects Pay Raises For Top Officials

The legislature has rejected proposed pay increases for the governor, lieutenant governor and main department heads.

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The House voted 38-0 Friday to reject the recommendations of the State Officers Compensation Commission. SB125 passed the Senate 19-0 last month.

The commission proposed the increases as a way for those positions to catch up with pay increases for other executive-branch employees.

But some legislators said, in light of budget constraints, the increases were not appropriate.

Governor Sean Parnell had already said he would decline a pay increase for himself.