Gov. Patrick Orders Pay Cut For Massachusetts Lawmakers
Gov. Deval Patrick and several others will also see their pay drop.
Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered a 1.8 percent pay cut for state lawmakers, according to a State House News Service report posted on WCVB-TV's website.
In total, lawmakers' pay will drop by about $1,106 from their current base pay of $61,132, according to the report. Their base bay will now be $60,334. However, some lawmakers who hold leadership positions will receive extra pay for additional duties.
Patrick, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Secretary of State William Galvin and Attorney General Martha Coakley will also see their pay drop by 1.8 percent, according to an Associated Press report posted on the FOX 25 website.
Patrick ordered the cut in accordance with state law that keeps lawmakers' pay in line with the median household income.