Lawmakers propose pay raise for governor, elected state leaders

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Governor Butch Otter would be among the state's top elected leaders to receive pay raises under a new bill introduced by lawmakers in the Idaho legislature.

Senate Bill 1395, introduced in the State Affairs Committee, would boost the pay for the governor secretary of state, state treasurer and superintendent of schools. Under the proposal, the salaries would increase 2.5 percent for the next four years. | Read the Bill

As it stands, the governor is making about $110,000 a year, but would make $121,975 by January 2015. By the end of the four years, his salary would be about $131,000. The attorney general would also see a spike in their pay.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Bart Davis and and Rep. Mike Moyle.

Stay tuned for details.