California Money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 27, 2014

California’s legislators have seen their incomes go up and down in recent years due to decrees by the state’s salary commission, but remain the highest paid in the nation, according to a new survey by Stateline, a Pew Charitable Trusts website.

With base salaries of $90,526 per year (leaders receive a bit more) and tax-free “per diem” payments of $141.86 per day, seven days a week as long as the Legislature is in session, California lawmakers’ pay is approached only by salaries in No. 2 Pennsylvania, Stateline reports.

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