December 15, 2023 | newjerseyglobe.com
Salary increases for several top state officials are under consideration during the legislature’s lame duck session, with possible raises for staffers in the governor’s office and the legislature, cabinet members, judges, and some elected officials, the New Jersey Globe has learned through conversations with numerous people involved in the process.
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NJ SEED: Pay increases for hard working staff members of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches are probably overdue and are deserved. Increases for full-time officials such as heads of executive departments and judges may also be in order. Those who may question increases for elected members of NJ’s part-time legislature overlook the fact that legislators spend much time working on constituent services and going to district meetings and functions than just attending legislative sessions in Trenton.