Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Billion $-Plus Deficit. Solution? Raise Worker Wages

Who is lying here? A Republican lawmaker says that the state needs to cut 5% of the budget across the board.
The Democratic governor says she’s trying but wants to wait to see how tax revenue went for the first four months of the year before doing anything.
As it is the way of politics, my guess is that both are not shooting straight. But a Granholm’s spokeswoman concedes that state worker pay is going to go up.
Liz Boyd, spokesperson for Granholm, said state employees will receive a 1% raise in October for 2010, and are scheduled for a 3% raise in 2011.
Which helps make it clear who is not cooperating.

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