OK, this morning’s outrage: A state commission reports back that Gov. Herbert and “other top officials” get 37 percent pay raises this year.
State employees haven’t had any pay raise in 3 years, maybe 4.
None, Zero. Bupkis.
And the governor should get a 37 percent raise?
I love this: They want the pay to be high enough so that the governor doesn’t have to be independently wealthy to hold his job.
Hey how about this: PAY STATE EMPLOYEES ENOUGH SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE INDEPENDENTLY WEALTHY TO HOLD THEIR JOBS!!!
I am guessing this did not occure to them.
Final point: It is a maxim in the military that the commander should be willing to do anything his troops will be asked to do. That’s called leadership.
So, I expect Gov. Herbert to issue a statement today denying any consideration of this pay hike for him or anyone else in his administration until a pay raise of equal amount is approved for all state employees, including school teachers.
Admission of conflict of interest: My wife works for the state. Neither she nor I have had a pay raise in 3 years. If Gov. Herbert gets one, so should the rest of us.
If you agree, feel free to call the governor’s office and say so 801-538-1000 and ask for “the gov.”
Other contact info:
Utah Governor’s Office
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street, Suite 200
PO Box 142220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2220
Toll Free: 800-705-2464