Washington lawmakers, other state officials, get a raise
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers, who are in the midst of an overtime special session, just got a raise. So did the governor and other state officials.
A state salary-setting board voted Wednesday to give final approval to pay increases it first proposed in January. That includes an 11.2 percent raise over two years to bring the salaries of lawmakers who aren’t in leadership up to $46,839 a year, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.
Raises for statewide elected officials over two years range from more than 4 percent for the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and auditor to more than 12 percent for the state treasurer.
Most judges also saw an increase of more than 6 percent, and the chief justice of the state Supreme Court got a 7.5 percent two-year raise.