- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee says that he’s donating his pay raise to a fundraising site that helps with school expenses.

Inslee said Friday that he’s already given money to programs at three Washington schools through DonorsChoose.org, a website that lets donors give money directly to classroom projects at specific schools.

Last week, a state salary-setting board voted Wednesday to give Washington lawmakers a raise along with the governor and several other state officials.

Inslee, who received a 4 percent increase, will see his salary rise just over $5,000 to $171,898 on Sept. 1. It will increase an additional $1,719 in September 2016.

Inslee says he has donated to buy supplies for programs at schools in Spokane, Wapato and Tacoma. Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith says Inslee donated $785 total so far, split equitably between the three schools, and that he ultimately will donate the entirety of his raise to other school programs.

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