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By CHRISTEN SMITH
The Center Square 

Pennsylvania Elected Officials Agree To Yearlong Pay Freeze Amid Pandemic

 

October 22, 2020



Pennsylvania state government officials delayed their annual pay raise last week in the face of a pandemic-induced revenue shortfall.

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 2487 on Friday that freezes pay for himself, cabinet officials, legislators and department leaders beginning Dec. 1 with expiration set for Nov. 30, 2021.

Deferring the annual cost of living adjustment sailed through the Senate last month as lawmakers contend with how to backfill the estimated $5 billion budget deficit.

According to Ballotpedia, Pennsylvania lawmakers earn the third-highest base pay in the nation at $88,610...



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