Wyoming governor against proposal to increase his pay

Wyoming News December 19, 2019

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Wyoming governor against proposal to increase his pay

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming’s governor says he doesn’t support a proposal to increase his salary and those of the other four statewide elected officials.

The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee recently discussed boosting the governor’s pay by two-thirds and the other four statewide officials’ salaries by about 60 percent.

The raises would take effect after the 2022 election.

Wyoming’s elected officials have not had pay increases in almost 20 years.

Wyoming’s governor makes $105,000 a year and the other four statewide elected officials $92,000 a year.

Gordon said Tuesday he hasn’t suggested any change to elected officials’ salaries and is more focused on providing appropriate compensation for other state employees, Gordon said.

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