Saturday, January 08, 2011

Alaska State Officers Compensation Commission Boosts Governor Sean Parnell's Pay By Only 16 Percent To $145,000 Per Year

Faced with mounting public criticism and considering the sacrifices made by many other workers in different sectors, the Alaska State Officers Compensation Commission decided on January 8th, 2011 to scale back their recommended 40 percent pay hike for Governor Sean Parnell from $125,000 to $175,000 per year, and substitute a more modest 16 percent raise to $145,000 per year. This raise does boost Parnell's pay above that of his commissioners, some of who earn as much as $130,794.50 per year. The Commission also decided to boost the lieutenant governor's pay to $115,000.

Governor Parnell did not take a public position on the original proposal, which was presented on November 11th, 2010. But he is reportedly pleased that the Commission realized their initial proposal was excessive. Certainly the majority of those reacting to the original ADN story in November were opposed to the proposal. The governor does plan to accept the pay raise.

The raise will automatically take effect on January 1st, 2012 unless the Alaska State Legislature passes a bill to stop it. Considering that the legislature allowed its own pay raise to take effect without action two years ago, they are unlikely to expose themselves to charges of hypocrisy by moving to stop Parnell's raise.

One has to wonder if the Commission intentionally submitted an outlandish recommendation initially just so they could look "reasonable" when they scaled it back to a 16 percent raise.

2 comments:

  1. The NAFTA jobs and companies which went to Mexico, discovered what any true White racist knew all along. Mexicans produce shit. Ask anyone who bought a German Jetta manufactured in Mexico. Of course, putting things back to where they worked well is a no-no. All of the failed Mexican experiment is being shipped to the land of opportunity -- China.

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  2. You don't have to print more money in order to stimulate the economy. Just have the "Greenspans" printed with disappearing ink. When Joe Niggerball gets his pay, he'll rush right out to spend it before the ink fades.

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