Bill would allow Pa. local officials to get pay increases of up to 68%

Jan Murphy | Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

The maximum pay for certain local government officials, which hasn’t risen in nearly a quarter of a century, could go up by as much as 68% under legislation moving in Pennsylvania’s Capitol.

That proposed increase in the maximum salary that could be paid to township supervisors, mayors and borough council members under this package of bills, sponsored by Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster County, reflects the regional percentage change in the Consumer Price Index since 1995, the last time the local municipal officials’ salary cap was set.

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