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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. 

TheHam January 03, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Ryan, the title suggests that our awful governer has done something right: pay cuts for MA lawmakers. It's a one-liner that seems to push the Democratic agenda. Our awful governer Deval Patrick has cut SOME pay for SOME lawmakers while RAISING SOME pay for SOME lawmakers. The title should correctly read "Gov. Patrick Orders Pay Cut For some Massachusetts Lawmakers, pay raises for others" A lot of people scroll through titles and spit mindless information based on those titles as if they've read the articles. This is one that will make most ill informed people think he's done something to cut spending. He has not, he has redistributed spending, maybe even raised it depending on the pay raises (no figures on those huh?). I don't see where it says anything about Governer Deval's pay either.
Gone4Now January 03, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Well said TH.
NWBL January 04, 2013 at 07:59 PM
"The governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and state auditor will also have their salaries reduced by 1.8%." Right in the article.

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