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Legislators, governor to get 4 percent raise

A state panel approved a 4 percent increase in pay for legislators and statewide elected officers on Wednesday. The average legislator’s salary will rise to $104,118 annually, although several have refused any increases. Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will increase to $190,103 annually. The

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Vacancies plague commission determining elected official pay

It’s almost that time of year again when a panel of citizens will decide whether to raise pay for the state’s top elected officials. But as it stands now, the California Citizens Compensation Commission will be woefully underrepresented when it meets

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Some legislators proudly refuse pay increases

Only in public office could the distinction of lowest paid be worn as a badge of honor. But Richard Roth, a Riverside Democrat, has refused every pay increase since being elected to the state Senate in 2012, making $90,526 per year

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CA residents most likely to go from poor to rich

A massive statistical analysis of upward and downward economic mobility in the United States that is getting big play on The New York Times website is loaded with fodder for interesting comments about American life. Here are the key conclusions

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New Social Divide Slams CA, Budget

JAN. 20, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The recent capsizing of the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy is symbolic of both Italy’s and California’s inability to continue to fund welfare states.  A lack of “social

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