SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will top $200,000 just before he leaves office.
A citizen board on Tuesday approved a 3 percent pay bump for Brown, state lawmakers and other elected officials.
Six Straight Years of Raises
Tom Dalzell, chairman of the California Citizens Compensation Commission, told The Sacramento Bee that raises represented an “incremental, modest, symbolic increase.”
It’s the sixth straight year their pay has increased. Brown’s salary will rise from roughly $196,000 to nearly $202,000.
Members of the Legislature will get a $3,500 raise to about $111,000, while Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be paid $151,000.
The attorney general, controller, treasurer, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction and insurance commissioner will also get raises, as will members of a state tax panel, the Board of Equalization.
The new salaries take effect in December.
Voters Created Commission
Proposition 112, passed by voters in June 1990, established the commission to set the salaries and medical, dental, insurance and other similar benefits for members of the Legislature and the state’s other elected officials.
In 20212, the commission reduced elected officials’ salaries by five percent effective Dec. 3, 2012.