Lawmakers ponder government worker pay raises


Maine CapitalAUGUSTA – State legislators on Monday will consider a proposal to give government employees $5 million in merit and longevity pay increases.

L.D. 1639 is “emergency” legislation sponsored by Sen. Thomas Saviello (R-Somerset). According to the fiscal note for the bill, it will cost approximately $5 million through fiscal year 2014-15.

Through fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17, the package will cost taxpayers an additional $8 million in General Fund and Highway Fund revenues.

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