- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Senate’s leader says he doesn’t think a House-passed measure on pay raises for elected officials will get too far.

Senate President Keith Faber told reporters Tuesday that Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) indicated to him that he doesn’t see it becoming law.

The Senate has passed a separate plan to allow an independent commission to set pay levels.

State lawmakers, statewide officers and most county officials last received a cost-of-living adjustment in 2008. Judges haven’t seen a boost in at least six years.

Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says the governor doesn’t support an across-the-board pay raise for all elected officials. Nichols says Kasich would back a pay increase for judges. But lacking a bill that does just that, Nichols said the governor thinks the issue should be studied more.


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