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Holidays bring annual pay bump for Pennsylvania officials

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 25 2013 02:15:16 PM CST
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Corbett, will see a few hundred dollars more in salary in 2014, unless they decline it.

The increase is just 0.3 percent, smaller than most other years because of the region's sluggish inflation.

The bump takes effect Dec. 1 for lawmakers and Jan. 1 for judges and top executive branch officials.

The salary range for lawmakers starts at $84,000, up to $131,000 for the House speaker and Senate president pro tempore.

The Supreme Court's chief justice will be paid $206,000, common pleas judges about $174,000 and district judges about $87,000.

Corbett will be paid almost $188,000, although his office said he takes only the $175,000 salary set for the governor when he was elected in 2010.