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8:24 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Delaware Budget Writers Give State Employees Raise

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The legislature's budget writing committee has unanimously approved a pay raise for most state employees despite a $41 million gap between projected revenue and Gov. Jack Markell's spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Joint Finance Committee members on Tuesday voted to approve a $500 pay increase for most state employees effective Jan. 1. Overall personnel costs, including increased pension contributions and adjustments to teacher pay, would increase by about $22 million over the current year.

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9:53 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Pay Hike for Salisbury Elected Officials Inches Forward

Salisbury City Council President Jake Day
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The Salisbury City Council is expected to take up a 12 percent pay hike during its next formal meeting.

During its work session yesterday Council President Jake Day pushed an informal vote to move the measure along.

But with reelection looming next year for all the council members and the Mayor there could be a symbolic problem.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that council member Tim Spies noted the economy still struggling and he does not expect it to get any better anytime soon.

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Local News
9:45 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Salisbury City Employees To Get Pay Hike Next Year

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Salisbury's nearly 400 city employees will be getting a pay increase in January.

The city council approved a measure that will take savings from a previous budget for the pay hikes.

The vote comes after a $40-thousand study by Evergreen Solutions LLC that found 80 percent of city employees earn less than the mid-point of their pay ranges.

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8:48 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Salisbury Mayor Proposes Pay Raise for City Employees

Mayor Jim Ireton
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Mayor Jim Ireton has given the Salisbury the city council a proposal to increase wages.

Mayor Ireton says it's about getting to the average of what everybody who does these positions throughout the mid-Atlantic region is making."

In August the Salisbury Daily Times reported that 80 percent of Salisbury's nearly 4,000 city employees earn less than the midpoint of their pay ranges.

This comes after his office found more than a million dollars in savings, 700,000 of which will be allocated to the wage increases.

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8:44 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Council Members Urge Pay Hike for Salisbury City Employees

Council President Jake Day
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The president of the Salisbury City Council Jake Day and council member Shanie Shields is calling on the Interim City Administrator Tom Stevenson to implement a recommended 8.5 percent pay increase for city employees.

They said the pay hike is needed to make city salaries more competitive with other public employers.

During a council work session, Day said that he wanted to see the pay increase to be considered and implemented quickly.

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9:08 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Pay Raise for Teachers in Anne Arundel County

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - School employees in Anne Arundel County would receive pay raises under an agreement being voted on this week.

The county school board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on terms of employment that would give salary step increases and cost-of-living adjustments to thousands of school district employees.

The cost-of-living adjustments would range from 1 percent to 2 percent of employees' salaries, depending on position, and they would take effect next month. The step increases would go into effect early next year.

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9:53 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Salisbury City Council Considers Pay Hike For Police Dept.

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The Salisbury city Council unanimously decided to seek $65000 to increase salaries for the Police Department.

That’s more than the $400,000 Mayor Jim Ireton and Police Chief Barbara Duncan sought.

This week, Duncan and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello described a hard working understaffed department with hectic schedules and rookie mistakes.

One high ranking officer told the council that his fellow officers were nearing “the breaking point”.

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8:24 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Delaware Public Employees To Get 1% Raise

 Delaware state workers will get a 1 percent pay hike this coming July.

The legislative committee, which is drafting the state’s 2013 fiscal budget, approved the compromise after its co-chairs had asked for a 2 percent raise on Tuesday.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the raise would cover all state workers and retirement pensions as well as public education employees including state college and university staff.

The cost will be $20.7 million.

That’s about $10 million less than the 2 percent proposal.