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05/11/2015 05:28 pm ET Updated May 11, 2016

California Lawmakers Get A Raise

The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and
The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor. Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol and grounds were listed on the office of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[1] and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project. The building is based on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. The west facade ends in projecting bays, and a portico projects from the center of the building. At the base of the portico, seven granite archways brace and support the porch above. Eight fluted Corinthian columns line the portico. A cornice supports the pediment above depicting Minerva surrounded by Education, Justice, Industry and Mining. Above the flat roof with balustrade are two drums supporting a dome. The first drum consists of a colonnade of Corinthian columns; the second, Corinthian pilasters. Large arched windows line the drum walls. The dome is 64 m (210 ft) high, and supports a lantern with a smaller dome capped with a gold-leafed orbed finial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Capitolen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_...

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11 (Reuters) - Elected officials in California will get 3 percent raises under a package approved Monday by the state's Citizens Compensation Commission, after it cut their salaries during the recession.

The commission voted unanimously for the increase at a meeting in Sacramento, citing the state's economic recovery.

The raises will affect members of the legislature and all statewide elected officials, including Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

Starting in December, Brown will make about $183,000, up from $177,467 this year. Members of the state's Assembly and Senate, who do not vote on their own salaries, will earn about $100,000, up from about $97,000. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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