11:29am

Thu December 10, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala A-G highest paid in nation

Montgomery, AL – - Alabama's Troy King is now the nation's
highest paid state attorney general.
The former No. 1, California Attorney General Jerry Brown, took
a pay cut that moved King into first place. Brown dropped from
slightly more than $184,000 to $151,000 on Monday.
A national ranking of pay for attorneys general shows King now
tops Brown at $168,000.
King's chief of staff, Chris Bence, said King doesn't control
his own pay. A law passed by the Legislature in 1969 sets the
attorney general's pay equal to the associate justices on the
Alabama Supreme Court. It has moved the attorney general's salary
higher than states such as New York and California even though they
are much more populous and Alabama is traditionally among the
poorer, low-wage states.