(WHAS11) - Democratic U.S. Senate rivals Jack Conway and Daniel Mongiardo are finding out they’ve got something in common when it comes to the bottom line.
Both men are taking a voluntary 10 percent pay cut that will remain in effect for 2010.
Conway is Kentucky's Attorney General and Mongiardo is the Lieutenant Governor.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Conway sent a letter to the state treasurer on January 19th indicating that he planned to remit a check reflecting a 10 percent pay cut, after April 15th.
Conway’s spokeswoman, Allison Gardner Martin, says Conway will do the same in April 2011 for this year’s salary.
In 2008, Governor Steve Beshear announced that he, Mongiardo, and five other administration members would take a voluntary pay cut in 2009. The move was done to save the state $100,000.
With the pay cut in 2009, Mongiardo’s salary went from $101,598.60 to $91,437.12. His salary this year, with the cut, will drop from $108,720.50 to $98,836.62.
Conway’s salary last year was $105,836.44. It is $108,600.48 this year. With the 10 percent reduction, they will be $95,252.80 and $97,740.43, respectively.