House Reduces Planned Raise to State Workers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has approved an amendment to a budget bill that reduces a proposed $1,400 pay raise to state workers.
The House approved the change to a budget bill (HB 5001) on Thursday. House budget chair Seth McKeel said employees instead would get a recurring increase of $1,000 a year in their paychecks but a one-time $400 bonus based on merit.
It caught several members off guard. Republican Rep. Mike Fasano said voting for the measure would be like reneging on a promise. McKeel said the original $1,400 figure was only a suggestion.
Democratic Rep. Mark Pafford even suggested McKeel was attempting to pay for the House Medicaid expansion alternative by stiffing state workers. State employees have not received a raise since 2006.
- Construction Worker Dies After Lightning Strike
- Fla. Workers Compensation Rate Could Go Up Again
- Golf Course Worker Turns In $36,000
- Worker Crushed By Elevator
- 15 Postal Workers Treated After Leaky Package
- Bikers Raise Money for Theater Victim's Family
- High Court Sends Back Texas Race-based Plan
- Miami-Dade to Cut Healthcare Planning Dept. Oct. 1
- Panhandle Counties Plan To Spend Oil Spill Funds
- House Approves Bill to Speed Up Capital Punishment