78°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
87°
67°
10%
Fri
86°
56°
20%
Sat
75°
50°
40%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Ascension council proposes pay increase

2 years ago Friday, April 20, 2012 5:12:29 AM CDT April 20, 2012 Friday, April 20 2012 Apr 20, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

GONZALES - Ascension Parish Council members have taken the first step toward giving themselves a 33 percent pay increase, boosting their pre-tax salaries from $1,200 to $1,600 per month.

The council introduced the increase on a 7-3 vote Thursday. The proposal will be set for a public hearing and possible final vote at a future council meeting.

Councilwoman Teri Casso provided a copy of a pledge signed by six of 11 council members, including herself, saying they would donate their first year's increase - $3,500 - to a charity or nonprofit organization of their choice.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Partly Cloudy
83°
66°
Thu
Partly Cloudy
87°
67°
Fri
Mostly Sunny
86°
56°
Sat
AM Showers
75°
50°
Sun
PM Showers
77°
64°