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Some state employees now on third year without raises

4 years ago April 06, 2011 Apr 6, 2011 Wednesday, April 06 2011 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:54:30 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mike Steele

BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Civil Service Commission has approved a plan to block merit raises for about 60 thousand state employees.

It will be the third year without a merit increase for about one-third of those workers, whose departments asked to have their raises suspended two years ago.

The commission backed the plan due to the state's massive budget problems. 

Some on the commission said another block on raises could save jobs in the long run.

State workers asked the commission to reject the plan.  They say state leaders caused the budget problems because of tax cuts and incentives offered to corporations. 

A worker rep says employees are always an easy target during tough budget times.

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