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Palin-appointed commission recommends $25,000 raise for the governor.

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The new Alaska State Officers Compensation Commission has recommended that Gov. Sarah Palin (R) receive a 20 percent raise, pushing her salary up from $125,000 to $150,000. However, the five-member commission was appointed by the governor, with two of them selected “from lists recommended by legislative leaders.” At the same time, Palin has proposed cutting the state’s “general-fund spending” by 7 percent to “help cope with revenue shortfalls, in large part due to the free-fall in oil prices.”