- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Independent Citizens Commission, established by voters to set pay for many of Arkansas’ elected officials, gave initial approval Friday to new salary rates. A formal vote is set for Monday and a final vote is set for March 5, following a public comment period.

The offices, current pay, proposed pay and percentage increase include:

OfficeCurrentProposedPct. Gain
Legislators$ 15,869$ 39,400148%
Speaker$ 17,771$ 45,000153%
Senate President$ 17,771$ 45,000153%
Governor$ 87,759$ 141,00061%
Lt. Governor$ 42,315$ 42,3150%
Attorney General$ 73,132$ 130,00078%
Secretary of State$ 54,848$ 90,00064%
Treasurer$ 54,848$ 85,00055%
Auditor$ 54,848$ 85,00055%
Land Commissioner$ 54,848$ 85,00055%
Chief Justice$ 161,601$ 180,00011%
Associate Justices$ 149,589$ 166,50011%
Chief Appeals Judge$ 147,286$ 164,00011%
Appeals Court Judge$ 144,982$ 161,50011%
Circuit Judge$ 140,372$ 160,00014%
District Judge$ 125,495$ 140,00012%

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