Town Square

Post a New Topic

Assembly aides see salary hikes

Original post made by concerned taxpayer on Apr 22, 2009

More than 120 Assembly aides were granted salary increases recently despite a rocky state economy and projections of a multibillion- dollar budget shortfall next year.

The pay hikes come at a time when most other state workers are required to take an unpaid furlough each month to save money.

The raises also could affect balloting next month, when voters will decide the fate a measure to extend new tax increases in return for a limit on future state spending.

"They're claiming that we are facing financial Armageddon at the same time they're handing out pay increases," said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which is helping to rally opposition to the controversial Proposition 1A.

"How could they be so stupid? Did they think we wouldn't notice? ... I think it will absolutely hurt them at the polls."

Comments (2)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Ouch. That quote by Jon Coupal reminds me of PUSD.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

The raises have been rescinded, with a statement equivalent to "DOH!".


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

and my friend here will have the kibble."
By Tom Cushing | 12 comments | 1,275 views

Sentinels of Freedom Newsletter
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 776 views

When those covering the news become the news
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 205 views

Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 161 views