"I thought we just gave a raise to the governor and the commissioners," Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, said Monday in reaction to the recommendations.
That raise was in 2006, when the Legislature increased the governor's pay by 46 percent. Gov. Sarah Palin was the first to get the new pay rate. Her predecessor, Frank Murkowski, made about $86,000 a year.
Think Palin will say “thank, but no thanks” to the extra cash? Plenty of other governors do, including Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger . But I dunno, an extra 25 grand is a couple of new outfits or a few sessions with the stylist.
What say you, Sarah?