pay raise

Kansas lawmakers are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase...and end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee reviewed budget issues on Tuesday that lawmakers will face when they wrap up their work for the year next week.

The committee took no action.

Governor Sam Brownback has proposed a 1.5 percent pay raise for employees in the civil service. It would be the first across-the-board pay raise since 2009.

The Senate committee and its House counterpart have alternative proposals.

Council OKs Pay Raises For Kansas State Employees

Sep 18, 2012
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More than $11 million in raises for thousands of Kansas state employees have cleared a final step.

The increases were given formal approval Monday by the State Finance Council, made up of Governor Sam Brownback and top legislative
leaders.

Kansas lawmakers approved $11.2 million for the raises in May as part of the state budget for the fiscal year that began in July.

Nearly 4,300 state employees will benefit, including some Highway Patrol troopers and corrections officers at state prisons and juvenile detention centers.