The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved a 5 percent pay cut on May 31 for lawmakers and statewide office holders.
On a 5 to 1 vote, the seven-member commission reduced legislative pay from $95,290 to $90,525.
California legislators would remain the highest paid in the nation.
At $82,026, Pennsylvania lawmakers are the second highest paid. New York is third at $79,500.
“We understand times are still tough and California needs difficult cuts and new revenues to solve the remaining budget deficit,” said Assembly Speaker John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat.
“Since the Legislature has already taken an 18 percent pay cut, which is still in place while furloughs for [....]
A key reason the mailbag is overflowing is that in the month of May alone tobacco giant Philip Morris reports cash contributions of $12.5 million to the “no” campaign. R. J. Reynolds, the maker of Camel and Winston cigarettes, reports contributions of $5.5 million for May.
As Kansas has struggled to find a solution to the underfunded Kansas Public Employee Retirement System, or KPERS, a possibly false argument has been used against the desirability of moving to a defined contribution pension system.
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U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo from Wichita explains his opposition to tax credits for all energy production, the problems with over-regulation of business, and the state of the economic recovery.
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The Tennessee Conservatives Fund, a tea party political action committee, announced its endorsement of Scott Hughes, a Republican running against state Sen. Doug Overbey in East Tennessee. The endorsement appears to have the backing of several tea party groups, perhaps … Continue reading →
TORNILLO, Texas – Shortly before he left his job as superintendent of Lone Oak Independent School District in 1999, Paul Vranish and his spending habits had come under scrutiny by the state.
The Texas Education Agency had been contacted by a co…
Six days after he was supposed to file his pre-primary campaign disclosure with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Rod Blum finally made his filing on Wednesday. After looking through the disclosure, one can understand why Blum wasn’t eager to disclose his campaigns fundraising numbers. Blum raised just $9,270.12 in the abbreviated report period, and a [...]