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Bentley’s Cabinet Member and Staff Pay Raises are Criticized

Some legislators are criticizing Gov. Robert Bentley for raising salaries of his cabinet members and staff, some by double-digit percentage increases. Bentley raised the salaries by as much as $70,000 under a 2015 law that removed old salary caps- largely considered out-of-date- and allowed pay in a range approved by the State Personnel Board. However, Sen. Arthur Orr, the sponsor…