Senate lawmakers want to give statewide officeholders, including the governor, a pay raise.
The salaries for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general and state superintendent are set by the General Assembly. Those positions have received small increases in the last few years as state employee pay rose.
Senator Randy Head (R-Logansport) wants to give them a significant boost.
“I think the salaries are so low at this point that we drive away talent, from both parties,” Head says.