State Assembly posts salaries online
Days after the failure of a bill that would have required state lawmakers to post their staffs' salaries online, the state Assembly voluntarily posted pay information for Assembly staff on the Assembly's website.
A bill by Assemblywoman Alyson Huber (D-El Dorado Hills) died in the Senate last week. Senators balked at the precedent of passing a bill that would impose a mandate on the Legislature. But the Senate voluntarily posted their staff salaries online last week.
“The scandals in the City of Bell have made it clear more public disclosure of public salaries is in order,” said Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) in a statement Wednesday.
“Assemblymember Alyson Huber is leading the effort to make sure this disclosure is required by law. We believe it is important that this disclosure be made while those efforts are continuing, so I have directed that this information be posted immediately on the Assembly website.”
--Anthony York in Sacramento