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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 13, 2022 10:41 AM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Capping Automatic Cost of Living Pay Raises for Legislators, Judges, and Executive Officials
In the near future, I will reintroduce legislation to amend the state law that ties the salary raises of public officials to the year-over-year change in the consumer price index.

The Governor, cabinet members, statewide elected officers, judges, and members of the General Assembly will all be receiving a 7.8% salary increase this year.

A taxpayer-funded pay raise of this size cannot be allowed to happen in the future. Many of the men and women in our commonwealth’s workforce do not receive the same type of automatic annual pay raise tied to inflation. As public servants, we should not receive special treatment when it comes to our salary.

My bill will amend the Public Official Compensation Law to cap automatic cost of living pay raises indefinitely.

Prior co-sponsors of this legislation include Senators PHILLIPS-HILL, GEBHARD, STEFANO, J. WARD and MARTIN

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation. If you have any questions regarding this bill, please contact Joshua Herman in my office at jherman@pasen.gov

Introduced as SB891