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Mayor Calls Stimulus ‘Critical’; His Pay Rose From $132k To $137k In 2020

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was quoted by WLNS as praising the recently enacted $1.9 trillion federal spending bill .

“Passage of this plan is an important step toward providing relief for the economic hardship cities are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Schor said, according to WLNS. “These dollars are critical to be able to continue to provide Lansing residents with the city services that they expect.”

Schor’s gross pay increased from $132,499 in 2019 to $137,139 in 2020.

Michigan Capitol Confidential has been surveying changes in employee pay in Michigan municipalities during the pandemic. While many people in the private sector lost their jobs and businesses in 2020, it appears that pay increases were more common than not in the public sector.

Michigan Capitol Confidential is the news source produced by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Michigan Capitol Confidential reports with a free-market news perspective.