Panel backs raise for New Mexico elected officials

February 4, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A budget proposal pending before a House committee will provide nearly $111 million to raise the salaries of public employees, including a 10 percent pay increase for the governor and other top elected officials next year.

The salaries of the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, land commissioner, treasurer and auditor haven’t changed since 2003. But Republican Gov. Susana Martinez opposes the proposed pay hike for elected officials.

The Appropriations and Finance Committee is expected to vote on a $6 billion budget package Thursday that includes 3 percent cost-of-living salary increases for state agency workers, teachers and other educational employees next year.

The committee also proposes larger pay increases next year for certain government jobs:

—8 percent for judges, Login to read more

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