Politics & Government

California's new assembly speaker gives aide $65,000 raise

SACRAMENTO — New California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez gave his top aide a pay increase of nearly $5,400 a month upon becoming leader of the lower house.

Sara Ramirez, Perez's chief of staff, saw her annual salary boosted from $125,256 to $190,008 effective March 1, according to documents obtained under state open-records law.

Ramirez, whose duties will expand now that Perez is Assembly speaker, was one of eight Capitol staffers who received pay increases or promotions from the new leader, who succeeded Karen Bass.

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