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(Olympia, WA)  --  The governor, state lawmakers, and other elected officials in Washington are in line for pay raises.  The Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is proposing pay hikes that range from four percent over the next two years for the governor and state legislators, to eight percent over two years for the superintendent of public instruction.  Commission Executive Director Teri Wright tells KING-5 the raises were proposed after comparing Washington's salaries for elected officials to similar positions across the country.  The panel will vote on May 17th whether to approve the proposed salary hikes.
 

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