California lawmakers collect 5.3 percent pay raise

December 2, 2013 1:34:58 PM PST
California lawmakers are starting this work week with a pay raise. The 5.3 percent salary increase was approved by a citizen's panel in June.

The salaries of the state legislature will go from $90,000 a year to more than $95,000. Governor Jerry Brown's pay goes from $165,000 to nearly $174,000 a year.

About a dozen legislators say they won't take the raise because they just increased taxes on Californians.


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