Thursday, December 11, 2008
Daniels Freezes State Salaries; Leaders Take Pay Cut
Evidencing Indiana's changing fiscal climate in the wake of the sharp economic downturn, Gov. Mitch Daniels and the four legislative leaders agreed to a freeze in state worker salaries, effective immediately and extending through June 30, 2010. The freeze will also apply to state lawmaker and legislative employee salaries, as well as state judges. A pay raise scheduled for lawmakers on July 1, 2009 will not take effect. Also, the governor and the four legislative leaders have agreed to defer 13% of their pay.