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Walker pay plan does not raise his salary

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The new pay plan for state employees released this week by Gov. Scott Walker's administration does not include any salary increases for the governor or other constitutional officers.

Confusion has arisen from one section of the plan that crosses out salaries for the positions and inserts higher amounts.

However, the higher salaries were proposed by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration and approved by state lawmakers in 2008.

The state constitution forbids current office holders from getting a raise midterm, so the higher salaries approved then didn't take effect for constitutional officers until this year.

Even if Walker had proposed higher salaries for himself and others, which he didn't, they could not take effect until after an election was held and the new officials took office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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