Jerry Brown Can’t Get a Pay Raise Today – And It’s His Own Fault

Jerry Brown can’t get a pay raise today – and it’s his own fault

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This is usually the time of year when the California Citizens Compensation Commission considers a pay raise (or cut) for the Legislature, the governor and other statewide constitutional officers. But an annual meeting planned for today in Sacramento has been canceled because the seven-member panel has four vacancies.

The commission was created by voters in 1990 to independently determine salary levels for California’s elected officers. Members are appointed by the governor and serve six-year terms. Since former Chairman Tom …

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