Gordon Not Calling For Salary Increase For Statewide Officials
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has issued a statement saying that he doesn't support increasing the salaries of Wyoming's five statewide elected officials.
The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee on Friday discussed a proposal to increase the Governor of Wyoming's annual salary by two-thirds, while the salary for the other five statewide elected officials--the Treasurer, Auditor, Secretary of State and Superintendent of Schools, would get raises of a little over 60 percent.
The raises would take effect after the 2022 election. Wyoming;'s elected officials have not had a pay increase in almost two decades.
The governor's office issued the following statement on Tuesday, Dec. 18:
"While I appreciate the Legislature's concerns, neither in my budget nor anywhere else have I suggested any change to electeds’ salaries. On the contrary, I remain focused on providing appropriate compensation for state employees and ensuring our wages throughout state government are competitive. We are early in the budget discussions and this proposal would have to work its way through the legislature. I ran for Governor to serve the people of Wyoming, not for the pay."