Constitutional officer salary increases proposed


Published February 14, 2013

The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony Feb. 13 on a bill that would increase salaries for the state’s constitutional officers.

LB217, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, proposes salaries increases:
• from $105,000 to $126,000 for governor;
• from $95,000 to $114,000 for attorney general;
• from $85,000 to $102,000 for secretary of state;
• from $85,000 to $102,000 for state treasurer;
• from $85,000 to $102,000 for auditor of public accounts;
• from $75,000 to $90,000 for lieutenant governor; and
• from $75,000 to $90,000 for members of the Public Service Commission.

Avery said the proposed increases would mean a 20 percent pay raise for constitutional officers.

“This [raise] might seem large,” he said, “but I would remind you that eight years is a long time to go without a pay increase.”

No testimony was offered on the bill and the committee took no immediate action on it.


Chief Justice Michael Heavican of the Nebraska Supreme Court greets senators after delivering his State of the Judiciary address Jan. 29.
Chief Justice Michael Heavican of the Nebraska Supreme Court greets senators after delivering his State of the Judiciary address Jan. 29.
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