In a state that is 48th in the nation in wage earnings (according to a recent KBYU newscast), I find it inconceivable that Mayor Deedee Corradini can even think of receiving a 27 percent pay increase. I am an administrative secretary at the University of Utah, and this fiscal year, the employees are receiving a whopping 1 percent to 4 percent wage increase (or $500, whichever is greater), which doesn't even cover the cost of living.

My contention has always been that elected officials should receive the same percentage pay increase as normal government employees do. I am disgusted that these elected officials vote huge increases for themselves, especially when they know the salary when they are elected.Amy Halterman

Salt Lake City