Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave hefty pay raises on Friday to his top aides including a 23 percent raise for his chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, whose annual salary has been boosted to $175,000.
The raises, which are retroactive to July 1, came a week after Schwarzenegger used his power of line-item veto to slash $703 million in the state's new spending plan that included cutting a $55 million program to help homeless adults who are mentally ill.
Friday, August 31, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle: