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Budget cut proposal du jour: cut officials' pay



With legislators cutting some state programs by 10 percent across the board, there's beginning to be some editorial page chatter along this line: Why don't Gov. Charlie Crist and other top state officials take a 10 percent pay cut as well? "Sounds like something to explore," Crist said last week when asked about the decision by Escambia County commissioners to take such a pay cut. It would be more symbolic than substantive, but the proposed new state budget sets these salaries as of July 1:

Governor: $132,932

Lieutenant Governor: $127,399

Other Cabinet members: $131,604

Supreme Court justices: $161,200

DCA judges: $153,140

Circuit judges: $145,080

Public Service Commissioners: $128,825


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:48am]


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