Emanuel's budget includes raises for some staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is including pay raises for some of his staff in his 2017 budget proposal.

The budget included a six-figure salary for a new assistant and one staff member getting a 30-percent raise.

A spokesperson for the mayor said there were some structural changes to the staff and not everyone got a raise.

Meanwhile, the mayor's salary will remain the same.

READ: STATEMENT FROM MAYOR'S OFFICE ON 2017 BUDGET PLAN

The budget proposal was released on Tuesday and calls for increased spending by $282 million. In all, the mayor's plan would spend $9.8 billion compared to $9.3 billion this year.

It also includes a raise in taxes.

City council members are scheduled to start budget hearings later this month before the full body votes on the budget plan. Chicago's 2017 fiscal year runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.
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