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Earlier this month, a commission that decides salaries for the Alaska Legislature, the governor and top state officials voted to give all of them a significant raise. If the proposal goes through, state lawmakers could receive a 67% pay raise, alongside a roughly 20% raise for the governor and his cabinet. It happened in a 15-minute meeting – with a commission that had been entirely replaced by the governor just days before.
Now, some members of the public — and lawmakers themselves — are raising questions about that process.
Host Elizabeth Harball talks to ADN reporters Iris Samuels and Sean Maguire to help explain how it happened – and what happens next.
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