Top Pa. officials eligible for 2.2 percent raises

    Pennsylvania’s top officials are in line to receive automatic pay raises of nearly 2.2 percent.

    The Patriot-News reported Tuesday that the raises required by a 1995 state law reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.They take effect Dec. 1.

    Top legislative leaders will see their salaries rise from about $128,000 to $131,000, while rank-and-file lawmakers’ salaries will increase from about $82,000 to $84,000.

    Gov. Tom Corbett will be entitled to a $187,000 salary starting Jan. 1, but his spokesman says he’ll continue to refuse the raise and keep his salary at $175,000 — the level in effect when he took office in 2010. Spokesman Kevin Harley says Corbett also will insist on keeping salaries for his Cabinet members at the 2010 level.

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