Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Now That’s Mavericky!

Speaking of free money, Gov. Sarah Palin is up for a huge raise, according to a state panel. They’re recommending a whopping 20% salary increase for the Governor, from $125,000 to $150,000. Some fiscal conservative types are puzzled, however:
"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?