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Governor Culver cuts his own salary

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Governor Chet Culver announced Wednesday that, as state government begins to implement a 10% across-the-board cut in spending, he is going to reduce his state salary by ten percent.

The salary for the Governor of Iowa is $130,000 as determined by state law.

The Governor has also requested all department directors to reduce their salaries by 10% to set an example for their departments.

In addition, the Governor said he does not expect other state-wide elected officials to take the same salary cut.

"Iowa's state-wide elected officials make less than nearly all department directors, and considering the effort each of them will make serving our state during this difficult time I insist that they not reduce their salaries," added Governor Culver.

All state executive branch departments are currently developing plans on implementation of the 10% across-the-board budget cut ordered by Governor Culver on October 8. Those plans will be submitted to the Department of Management on October 20 and finalized by October 28.

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