Gavin Newsom ordered state workers to have their pay slashed by 10 percent, claiming ‘COVID’ as the excuse. He also said they he would be taking a pay cut as well… but that was apparently a lie.
Newsom has been collecting his full salary.
But, according to data from the State Controller’s Office obtained by the Sacramento Bee, the governor has continued to draw his full salary, which is $210,000 a year.
Out of eight of the state’s elected constitutional officers, including the treasurer, secretary of state and the attorney general, the data shows State Controller Betty Yee was the only one to take the pay cut last month.
As the Sacramento Bee reported, statewide elected officers, including Newsom, are exempt from the pay cuts ordered in budget legislation. However, Newsom’s office sent an email to the constitutional officers “encouraging them to request reductions immediately.”