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Governor should reopen state employee
contracts to cancel 3% pay raises due
July 1

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 5/14/2020 11:30:01 AM

An unofficial state revenue forecast is projecting a $7 billion deficit for the next 4 years. (snip) As of today, however, state employees are scheduled to receive a 3% pay raise on July 1. A 3% pay raise also took effect last July. With the state facing a massive budget deficit, the Governor should immediately reopen the state employee contracts to cancel the new 3% pay raise before it takes effect. (snip) On May 13 he signed a directive to freeze state hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases.

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Inslee finally announced freeze on hiring, but he gave his minions 5 days to hire before it takes effect. Either not smart or else intentionally deceiving.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle 5/14/2020 11:42:04 AM (No. 410974)
I doubt Inslee will want to tick off government employees and their unions since he's up for re-election.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 5/14/2020 12:26:55 PM (No. 411051)
Are you kidding? Mission creep and cost creep are the reason democrats exist. Congratulations to Washington on joining California, Illinois and New York at the bottom of the Good Accounting Practices booby prize. I hope you weren't depending on that big federal bailout that Nancy the Pig is demanding.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read 5/14/2020 1:28:16 PM (No. 411104)
Where I work, the higher paid employees have to take a pay cut. I don't make enough, so I don't get cut thank goodness.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/14/2020 1:28:52 PM (No. 411106)
Pay raises? How about across the board 25% pay cuts and at least 10% furloughs?
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