May 31st, 2012, 1:00 pm
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

The salaries of state lawmakers along with that of Gov. Jerry Brown, the state attorney general and the other constitutional officers and members of the Board of Equalization, will be cut by 5 percent beginning in December, California Citizens Compensation Commission ruled Thursday.

The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert blog reports that the commission voted 5-1 to cut the state officials salaries. Commission member Charles Murray pushed the idea of a 5 percent cut, noting that the figure mirrors the cut Brown has proposed for state employees.

Thanks to this vote, Brown’s salary will drop from $173,987 to $165,288 while rank-and-file lawmakers would see their salaries drop from $95,291 to $90,527, according to the Bee.

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