The Signal: Valladares declines legislator pay increase

Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, recently announced she will not accept a pay increase awarded to the state’s constitutional officers, including state legislators like herself.

Valladares, first elected to office in 2020, informed State Controller Betty Yee of her decision in a June 18 letter.

She wrote she heard from thousands of constituents who lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those constituents, she said, “have yet to receive the unemployment benefits they need to keep their lights on and put food on their tables.”

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