West Virginia’s House of Delegates on Wednesday licensed pay raises for the governor and the state’s 5 different constitutional officials.
The invoice handed the House 73-22 and now is going to the state Senate.
On Tuesday, delegates handed an modification presented through Taylor County Republican Delegate Amy Summers proscribing the raises to twenty%: $180,000 for the governor and $115,000 for the state agriculture commissioner, lawyer common, auditor, secretary of state and state treasurer.
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The unique invoice would have matched the governor’s wage to that of a member of Congress, recently at $174,000, whilst constitutional officials would were paid $147,900. A model later licensed through the House Finance Committee would have raised the governor’s wage through 33% to $200,000 and the constitutional officials through 58% to $150,000.
In opposing Summers’ modification and in search of to retain the committee model, Wood County Republican Del. Vernon Criss argued that by the point the salaries are carried out in 2025, they wouldn’t have higher since 2009. Democratic Delegate Kayla Young of Kanawha County spoke back that West Virginia’s minimal salary has remained at $8.75 according to hour since 2008.