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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 11, 2007

THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2007

The pay raise whose name shall not be spoken...

For obvious PR reasons, it’s hard for elected officials to tell the public that they (and, in fairness, their successors) deserve larger paychecks. Nonetheless, most of those who testified before the salary commission this week ended up – diplomatically -- at that conclusion.One of the…

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Who earns what...

What state officials are paid now:Gov. Chris Gregoire: $150,995Attorney General Rob McKenna: $137,268Supreme Court Justices: $145,636Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown: $44,311Lt. Gov. Brad Owen: $78,930What some of their peers are paid:Tacoma City Manager: $189,444Richland City Manager: $150,756King County Prosecutor: $168,372Spokane Mayor: $138,768Spokane Valley City Manager:…

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Eyman, Fagans draw their paychecks...

With a big assist from Woodinville investor Mike Dunmire, initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he'll draw a political paycheck this year of $86,742.On Dec. 12, according to state campaign finance reports, Dunmire and his wife ponied up $100,000, nearly half the $209,000 that supporters contributed…

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