A swath of Jalisco bureaucrats face substantial pay cuts if Congress approves a new initiative on government salaries, proposed by the state governor.
The idea is to create a limit on salaries that cannot exceed the 166,000-peso monthly wage of Governor Aristoteles Sandoval.
Salaries of senior bureaucrats in Jalisco have gone through the roof in recent years, with 55 now earning more than the governor.
Eight senior state officials now take home 60,000 pesos a month more than the president of Mexico.
The highest paid bureaucrat in Jalisco is Felipe de Jesus Alvarez Cibrain, the president of the Jalisco Human Rights Commission, who has a monthly wage of 271,66. That is 63,094 pesos more than President Enrique Peña Nieto and 105,460 pesos more than Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval.
The president of the State Administrative Tribunal (TAE), Laurentino López Villaseñor, earns a whopping 235,875 pesos a month, while the tribunal’s six magistrates each pick up a cool 218,179 pesos.
The 33 magistrates of the Jalisco Supreme Court earn 178,000 pesos, while five legal advisors at the Human Rights Commission earn 174,000 pesos.