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      California lawmakers, state elected officials getting raise

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.

      The state Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increases in June, adding nearly $5,000 a year for rank-and-file members of the Legislature and nearly $9,000 for Gov. Jerry Brown.

      That brings Brown's salary to nearly $174,000, still short of the governor's office 2009 salary of $212,000. The raises were meant to restore some of the pay cuts made during the recession.

      Even after the previous cuts, California lawmakers remained the highest paid in the nation. Yet unlike their peers in some other states, they do not receive pensions.

      Legislatures in many other states also meet part-time or every other year.

      Position, followed by old salary and new salary

      Governor
      $165,288
      $173,987

      Lieutenant governor
      $123,965
      $130,490

      Attorney general
      $143,571
      $151,127

      Secretary of state
      $123,965
      $130,490

      Controller
      $132,230
      $139,189

      Treasurer
      $132,230
      $139,189

      Superintendent of public instruction
      $143,571
      $151,127

      Insurance commissioner
      $132,230
      $139,189

      Board of Equalization members
      $123,965
      $130,490

      Speaker of the Assembly
      $104,105
      $109,584

      President pro tem of the Senate
      $104,105
      $109,584

      Minority floor leader
      $104,105
      $109,584

      Majority floor leader
      $97,315
      $102,437

      Second ranking minority leader
      $97,315
      $102,437

      All other lawmakers
      $90,526
      $95,291

      Source: Citizens Compensation Commission.

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