Davis votes to freeze cost-of-living adjustments for public officials

HARRISBURG, May 26 – Calling it an obvious choice as families continue feeling the economic effects of the pandemic, state Rep. Austin Davis voted yes today on a measure that would freeze cost-of-living adjustments for public officials.

House Bill 2487, which passed the House unanimously, would amend the Public Official Compensation Law to freeze COLAs through 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As our working families struggle to cope with the devastating effects of this pandemic, we have been reassuring them that we will get through this,” Davis said. “As public officials, it's incumbent on us to make sure that’s not an empty promise, and that means working to save taxpayer dollars in every way possible. 

“Freezing cost-of-living adjustments for public officials may be just one small step, but it’s something we can do to help now, when every dollar is critical."

The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration.