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Washington Lawmakers Consider Cutting Own Salaries

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are considering legislation and a proposed constitutional amendment that would cut their own salaries.

The Olympian reports the legislation would allow the Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials to do what Gov. Chris Gregoire asked it to do in December, cut the pay of elected
officials by the same 3 percent state employees are facing. The commission said it did not have the authority. State legislators earn $42,106 a year plus $90 per day of work
in Olympia. The governor's annual salary is nearly $167,000.
    

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