BOISE -- House lawmakers are now asking to amend a plan to hand pay raises to Idaho's top elected officials.

The proposed amendment would decrease the ongoing yearly raise for the governor and other officials from a set 2.5 percent to 1.5 percent.

That would increase the governor's salary from $119,000 to $120,785 on Jan. 1 of next year.

Several legislators have blasted the idea of giving elected officials big raises when state employees will receive only 1 percent in ongoing raises.

The amendment would also increase the attorney general's pay to match that of district judges at $124,000.

That would remain fixed for the next four years.

Both the Senate and the House are expected to make a decision on the pay raise funding by the end of the day.

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