Panel Recommends Pay Cut for Elected Officials

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Michigan panel has recommended a 10 percent pay cut for lawmakers, the governor and other state elected officials.

The cuts will take effect in 2011 if both houses of the Legislature vote in favor of them.

The recommendation was approved 5-1 Monday by State Officers Compensation Commission.

If approved, the cuts will affect the salaries and expenses of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and legislators.

The panel decided against a pay cut for Supreme Court justices after legal concerns were raised about whether it could take effect unless all other judges and state employees had their salaries cut by an identical amount.


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