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California Special Election: Prop. 1F explained

May 9, 2009 | 10:00 am


What Proposition 1F would do: This measure would prevent pay raises for legislators and statewide officeholders in deficit years.

Quick take: Near the end of each fiscal year, the state finance director would determine whether the general fund is expected to run a deficit. Declaration of a deficit would mean the California Citizens Compensation Commission is not permitted to raise the salaries of top elected leaders, which currently range from $116,000 for legislators to $212,000 for the governor (Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger does not take his salary).

-- Evan Halper

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Discuss: Should the salaries of lawmakers and state constitutional officers be frozen when California is running a deficit?

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