The Legislature gave most state employees a 3 percent pay raise over the next two years, but top state agency executives got much larger pay hikes — some that are much more than many of their employees make in annual take-home pay.
Criminal justice director Brad Livingston soon will be making $260,000, up more than $73,000 from his current salary — a nearly 40 percent increase.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said that the chief science officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas received a large raise, from $212,000 to $540,000. Actually, the salary remains the same, but all of it will be paid for from the state's general revenue. Previously the private CPRIT Foundation paid the bulk of the salary.