Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges pulling down raises in 2020


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Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges pulling down raises in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials will collect another annual salary increase, with the governor passing $200,000 and rank-and-file lawmakers passing $90,000.

Increases for 2020 will be 1.9%, a figure tied by law to the year-over-year regional change in consumer inflation.

The boost takes effect Dec. 1 for lawmakers and Jan. 1 for judicial and executive branch officials.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Saylor is highest-paid, pulling down a $4,000 raise to just above $221,000. Gov. Tom Wolf’s salary will raise about $3,800 to almost $202,000, although he donates it to charity.

Most lawmakers, the nation’s third-highest paid, will see increases of $1,725 to about $90,300 in base pay. They also receive per diems, pensions and health benefits, while lawmakers in leadership posts will top out at almost $141,000.

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