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Georgia Lieutenant Governor Plans Pay Cut Due to Bad Budget

Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Georgia’s lieutenant governor says he’s giving up some of his pay in light of impending state budget cuts. Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Wednesday that he would voluntarily forgo 14% of his $91,609 salary in the budget year beginning July 1.

Duncan would give up $12,825 leaving him with a salary of $78,784. The 14% is the current level of projected reductions as lawmakers try to patch together a spending plan for the upcoming budget year. That would be an almost $4 billion decline in what had been projected to be $28 billion in state revenue The decline is an outfall from the COVID-19 crisis that has stalled economic activity.

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