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Top Idaho elected officials could get pay boost

Brad Little
Posted at 12:06 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 14:06:09-05

The Idaho governor and other statewide elected officials could get a pay increase in January following the November general election.

Legislation introduced Tuesday would bump the annual pay of Republican Gov. Brad Little, if he wins a second term, to $151,400 from $138,302. The lieutenant governor, a part-time position, would get 35% of the governor's pay, or $52,900. Current Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is challenging Little for his job.

The secretary of state, state treasurer, schools chief and state controller would get 85% of the governor's pay, or $128,690. Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, if he remains on the job, would get a pay increase to $146,730 from $134,000.