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Governor, lawmakers to see 3 percent pay boost

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his 2017-2018 state budget plan he released at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown likened President Donald Trump to a strongman whose goal of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border conjures other infamous barriers from the past. Brown said during an interview broadcast Sunday, March 26, 2017, on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the president's promised border wall is "ominous" and reminiscent of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers will get 3 percent pay boosts in December, the latest in a string of annual raises.

Brown's salary will jump from roughly $190,000 to $196,000. Members of the state Assembly and Senate, meanwhile, will see an increase from about $104,000 to $107,000. Those salaries are still below elected officials' pay before the Great Recession. A citizen board approved the raises Monday.

The raise also applies to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Treasurer John Chiang, both gubernatorial candidates, and the secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, insurance commissioner and superintendent of public instruction.

Members of a state tax board, the Board of Equalization, will see raises as well, despite lawmakers' decision to strip much of its power in this year's budget.


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