House Executive Committee approves plan to increase salaries of incoming cabinet

Illinois State Capitol Building- Springfield – Studstill Media Photo

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The House Executive Committee has approved a plan pushed by the incoming governor to increase salaries he can offer his incoming cabinet. The committee voted unanimously Monday to increase salaries by 15 percent for agency directors and assistant directors hired by Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker. Pritzker says he is having difficulty attracting talented people necessary to fix Illinois’ problems because the pay isn’t competitive.