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PAY RAISE PLAN GETS NO ENDORSEMENT

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A legislative interim committee has decided not to endorse a citizen panel's recommendation for pay raises ranging from 3 percent to 33 percent for state officials.

Members of the State and Local Affairs Interim Committee voted Wednesday not to take action on the annual report of the Executive and Judicial Compensation Commission.Governor-elect Mike Leavitt said Wednesday he has not considered whether he would accept a pay raise.

Rep. Jordan Tanner, R-Provo, pointed out that the governor of Arkansas - President-elect Bill Clinton - is paid just $35,000 a year. Tanner said state officials need to recognize they are in public service.

Pay raises for elected and appointed state officials, as well as judges, will be determined by the 1993 Legislature.