- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers, the governor, and other state officeholders are one vote closer to getting pay raises after the House advanced a bill for salary increases.

Most of the raises wouldn’t take effect until 2019 and lawmakers supporting the increase say it’s warranted because their salaries haven’t been adjusted in nearly 20 years.

The House gave initial OK to the bill Tuesday on a voice vote, meaning it has a good chance of passing with a final vote Wednesday. The Senate already passed it.

The governor’s salary would increase from $90,000 a year to about $117,000. Lawmakers’ pay would go from $30,000 a year to about $38,000. The lieutenant governor, treasurer, and other county officials would also get raises.

The bill was introduced during the session’s final days.

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Senate Bill 288: https://bit.ly/1EaPxCt


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