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House. Comm. on Reducing Salaries of Commonwealth Officers. Report, 1828
H.R. No. 50 The committee instructed to reduce the salaries of state officers reported on February 16, 1828. The Governor used to get $2,666, but
now gets $3,666. Maine was now its own state, so the governor's burdens were fewer, so $2,666 was adequate. The Lieutenant Governor had no duties, so
his salary should be zero unless he was serving as Chief Magistrate, in which case he would get per diem for that position. The Secretary of State
was reduced to $1,500 and the Attorney General to $1,000 with these offices receiving an allowance of $1,200 for clerks when needed. Court of Common
Pleas was reduced to all members receiving $1,500, nothing extra for the Chief Judge. There was to be no money for 4th of July, no money to
agricultural societies, and the welfare allowances should drop to 75c/week for adults and 40c/week for children. An Act respecting salaries, 1828. All the
salary were included, but welfare was not mentioned. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee, instructed by an order of the House of Representatives, "to inquire into the expediency of reducing the salaries of the several officers of this commonwealth, and other expenditures attending the administration of the government thereof, so as to comport with the amount of their services, and the present value of mopey, when the same can be done, consistently with the principles of the constitution," have attended to the duties assigned them, as far as they have had the means of extending their inquiries, and beg leave to report ...
OCLC Number:   1405224792
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