Sunday, January 07, 2001

Governor gets 3 percent raise




        COLUMBUS — Gov. Bob Taft received a 3 percent raise this year, increasing his salary from $122,812 dollars to $126,497.

        Mr. Taft's pay will go up another 3 percent next year to $130,292. He has ruled out more pay raises if he wins a new term.

        Last year, Mr. Taft's pay ranked 61st among state workers, behind doctors and psychiatrists who earn $150,000 to $200,000.

        The pay of Attorney General Betty Montgomery, Auditor Jim Petro, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and Treasurer Joseph Deters rose 3 percent, to $93,447.

        Legislators' base salaries rose $9,247, or 22 percent, for the first increase since 1992.

       



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