Panel Proposes Salary Increases For Gov, Lt. Gov

The governor, lieutenant governor and commissioners would receive pay raises under a proposal by the State Officers Compensation Commission.

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The commission was created to review salaries, benefits and allowances for those office holders and lawmakers.
It plans to finalize its preliminary recommendations at a meeting next week in Anchorage, with a public comment period to follow.

Nicki Neal is director of the state Division of Personnel and Labor Relations. She says the increases would be effective July 1, unless a bill disapproving all the recommendations is enacted 60 days after the recommendations are submitted.

Under the proposal, she says the governor’s salary would go from $145,000 to $150,872. The lieutenant governor’s salary would go from $115,000 to $119,657 and salaries for commissioners or principal department heads from $136,350 to $146,142.