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Healey won’t accept pay hike : Rosenberg defends veto override

Feb 03, 2017 - Boston Herald

Attorney General Maura Healey has rejected the $45,000 pay raise tucked into the controversial pay package that lawmakers rammed into law yesterday with a veto override, giving hefty pay hikes to judges, court clerks and the legislature.

Healey’s decision was in line with Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karen Polito and Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who also said they wouldn’t accept the raises, which lawmakers passed by overriding a Baker veto with a 116-43 House vote and a 31-9 Senate vote.

The Democratic AG — seen as a potential gubernatorial candidate despite her public denials — had declined to state a position on the raise earlier, but was opposed to the $175,000 salary recommended by a commission that studied the issue in 2014, according to an a...