31 Calif. Senators take voluntary pay cuts

June 23, 2009 12:43:35 PM PDT
A vast majority of the state Senators in California are going along with a voluntarily cut in pay in light of California's unprecedented budget crisis.

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Thirty-one of 40 state senators are taking at least a 5 percent reduction in pay, with three taking an 18 percent cut.

The voluntary cuts still leave most of the senators with six-figure salaries, along with their tax-free per diems, state paid cars, fuel, air travel and medical benefits.

LINK: Sacramento Bee list of California state senators taking pay cuts

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