Bill Description: Senate Bill 1146 would benefit members of the Idaho Industrial Commission, which is a state regulatory agency, tying their salaries to those of magistrate judges, giving the commissioners a 13% raise.
Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?
Senate Bill 1146 would amend Section 72-503, Idaho Code, to tie the salaries of industrial commissioners to those of magistrate judges, which would increase the commissioners’ salaries from $117,044 to $132,400, for an increase of more than 13%.
Additionally, if the salaries of magistrate judges are ever increased, the industrial commissioners would receive a corresponding raise.
There is no logical reason to link the salaries of unrelated officials, and there is no need to provide disproportionately large raises to Idaho's industrial commissioners.
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