HARRISBURG – Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today automatic pay raises for lawmakers, executive branch officials and judges must end amid the soaring inflation and economic hardships 13 million Pennsylvanians experience every day.
Mastriano introduced Senate Bill 1007 in December to end automatic cost-of-living salary adjustments for governors, legislators, cabinet members and statewide elected officials.
“As the citizens of Pennsylvania struggle to make ends meet in the face of historic inflation and soaring energy costs, these automatic pay raises are indefensible.” Mastriano said. “SB 1007 is vital to build trust with the taxpayers, particularly in the face of a worsening economic crisis.”
After his election in 2019, Mastriano opted out of the state pension system and has not claimed per diem or travel expenses as a member of the General Assembly.
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