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Logansport legislator proposes big pay raises as Republicans make case for tax increase

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The governor of Indiana and other top-level state officeholders would get a big pay bump under a proposal before the Legislature.

The measure by Republican state Sen. Randy Head, of Logansport, comes as lawmakers are considering a tax increase to fund infrastructure projects.

Head said Monday that the push for a tax increase makes it difficult to get support for a pay raise. But he says the state underpays top officeholders, making it difficult to recruit talented candidates.

Under the measure, the governor’s $111,000 salary would increase by about $30,000 in 2021.

It would give raises starting in 2018 to the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general and state schools superintendent.

Their salaries would increase to $119,000. Currently they each make less than $100,000 a year.

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1 comment

Dan January 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

OMG they make less than 100,000…Are you serious? Tax increase to pay these people more money? Why…Get some young hungry kids right out of college that will do these jobs better and for less. It should be illegal for politicians to write there own pay raise laws.

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