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HELENA — Montana's elected officials received pay raises on July 1.

The Great Falls Tribune reports ( Attorney General Tim Fox, who is the highest paid, also saw the largest percentage raise. His annual salary increased by 11 percent to $137,000.

State law requires Montana to set salaries for elected officials at the average salary paid for similar positions in Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Gov. Steve Bullock received a 3.5 percent raise to $115,505 while Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney got a 0.7 percent raise to just under $87,000.

The secretary of state and auditor each received a 3.7 percent increase, to $95,700, while the superintendent of public instruction got a 2.4 percent raise to $107,000.

Members of the Public Service Commission, Supreme Court Justices and District Court judges received raises of at least 5 percent.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune,