State politicians to get raises
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A citizen commission that sets elected officials' salaries has voted to increase pay for Washington lawmakers by 2 percent annually for the next two years. The salary commission voted to approve the raises Wednesday, The News Tribune reported. Currently, a rank-and-file member of the state Legislature makes $46,839 per year. Those legislators' annual salaries will increase to $47,776 in September, and to $48,731 in September 2018.