Thoughts on the CEO of Utah receiving a pay raise?
With the fiscal cliff looming, new reports on how bad graduation rates are here (we still rank dead last in per-pupil funding), our CEO and other officials might be getting a 37 percent pay increase!
How about that?
Anybody else here receiving a 37 percent pay increase?
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert and other statewide elected officials would get hefty raises if the Utah Legislature heeds the findings in a new state report.
The Utah Elected Official and Judicial Compensation Commission recommended the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor receive 36.5 percent salary increases.
12-05-2012 10:27 AM
That sounds more than reasonable pay for a governor. He should make more.
The raise would push Herbert's annual pay to $150,000, while the four other officeholders would be bumped to $142,500 a year.
That's quite the spin.
"Our concern was that the salaries ought to be at a level where you didn't have to be independently wealthy to seek the jobs," said Roger Tew, commission chairman.
State workers haven't received cost-of-living adjustments for five years.
Other than occasional cost-of-living adjustments, statewide elected officials have not received a raise for a decade. Tew said the panel arrived at the suggested increases unanimously.
Put some respeck in my paycheck