UPDATE: Ark. Senate to vote on elected officials' salaries
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering a budget proposal that keeps the salaries of Arkansas's elected officials unchanged in the coming year.
The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a measure that keeps flat the salaries of elected officials across all three branches of state government.
The House approved the measure Tuesday.
The bill covers the salaries of a range of officials, including the governor, attorney general, lawmakers, judges and prosecutors.
A legislative committee last week decided against providing prosecutors and judges with a 2% cost-of-living adjustment.
Legislative leaders say they may revisit those salary increases later in the session. They say they want to look at the budget as a whole before deciding on any cost-of-living adjustments.
Lawmakers are also weighing a proposed 2% raise for all state employees.