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California Governor Gavin Newsom has been receiving his full monthly salary, though he pledged to take a pay cut in May in solidarity with state workers who saw a 10 percent cut in pay as a result of budgetary fallout of the coronavirus.
While elected state officials are exempt from such pay cuts, Newsom promised that he and the rest of the state government’s workforce would take pay cuts.
However, a Thursday report from the Sacramento Bee found that the Democratic governor has continued receiving his monthly salary of $17,479 in full.
Newsom’s office said the situation was caused by an “administrative error.”