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The law provides a salary increase, effective January 7, 1987, for the members of the legislature and certain constitutional officers of the Commonwealth.

Beginning at a base salary of $30,000, each member of the legislature will receive a salary increase under the law equal to the compounded percentage increase in the salaries of full time state employees who are subject to collective bargaining agreements between the Commonwealth and the ALLIANCE, AFSCME - SEIU, AFL - CIO in effect between January 5, 1983 and January 7, 1987. Thereafter the salaries of each member of the legislature will be increased by the same percentages as the salaries of full time state employees subject to the collective bargaining agreements.

The law further provides that members of the legislature holding leadership positions and committee chairmanships will receive an annual sum in addition to their salary. This additional amount will vary from $7,500 to $35,000 depending upon the particular position the member holds. The law also increases the salaries of certain constitutional officers. Under the law the salary of the governor is set at $85,000; the salaries of the lieutenant governor, state secretary, state treasurer and the state auditor are set at $70,000; and the salary of the attorney general is set at $75,000.

Any individual may waive his or her salary increase under this law. Any amount so waived shall not be deemed regular compensation for the purposes of computing any such person's benefits and shall be exempt from state taxation.

1988 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: ReferendumDo you approve of a law summarized below, which was approved by the House of Representatives on May 20, 1987, by a vote of 93-58, and approved by the Senate on May 20, 1987, by a vote of 31-8?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
7,135
22,234
2,442
29,369
31,811
Precinct 1
 
202
842
147
1,044
1,191
Precinct 2
 
248
1,050
93
1,298
1,391
Precinct 3
 
215
978
107
1,193
1,300
Precinct 1
 
265
864
116
1,129
1,245
Precinct 2
 
393
1,023
139
1,416
1,555
Precinct 3
 
468
999
111
1,467
1,578
Precinct 1
 
358
1,107
141
1,465
1,606
Precinct 2
 
350
987
110
1,337
1,447
Precinct 3
 
322
1,161
115
1,483
1,598
Precinct 1
 
210
853
82
1,063
1,145
Precinct 2
 
235
1,020
117
1,255
1,372
Precinct 3
 
333
1,025
88
1,358
1,446
Precinct 1
 
259
1,084
93
1,343
1,436
Precinct 2
 
310
1,042
87
1,352
1,439
Precinct 3
 
377
1,178
83
1,555
1,638
Precinct 1
 
590
1,252
132
1,842
1,974
Precinct 2
 
477
1,175
136
1,652
1,788
Precinct 3
 
445
1,056
141
1,501
1,642
Precinct 1
 
400
1,164
117
1,564
1,681
Precinct 2
 
324
1,113
134
1,437
1,571
Precinct 3
 
354
1,261
153
1,615
1,768
Totals
 
7,135
22,234
2,442
29,369
31,811