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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver wants an additional $750-thousand for in a onetime appropriation for schools.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times he would like to see that money go toward school security.

Culver said that the county contribution to the Board of Education would total $43.6 million to main the same per-student amount spent each year.

It’s part of his $151 million operating budget which is an increase of 4.5 percent over the last fiscal year.

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The Salisbury City Council has overridden Mayor Jake Day’s vote of a measure that hikes the salaries of city elected officials in 2019.

The vote was unanimous.

The vote means that the pay for Mayor will double from $25-thousand to $50-thousand while the pay for city council members inches up by a few thousand dollars with the council president reaching $15-thousand.

Day said he did not feel comfortable approving a raise for the Mayor’s job when he expected to run for re-election next year.

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Mayor Jake Day has vetoed a measure that would have raised the salaries of Salisbury elected officials.

Day said that because he planned on running for re-election next year he did not want to approve his own pay raise.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Council President Jack Heath plans to put the issue on the agenda for next week’s work session.

It takes four votes to override the mayor’s veto.

Under the ordinance the mayor’s salary would double from $25-thousand to $50-thousand.

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The Mayor and City Council members of Salisbury will be getting a raise.

The council this week gave their final approval to hike the salary for the mayor from $25-thousand a year to $50-thousand a year.

Council members will get a bump from $10-thousand to $12-thousand while the president of the council will go from $12-thousand to $15-thousand.

The pay hikes will not take effect until after the city elections next year.

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The Worcester County public school teachers will be getting a raise next year.

It will be a 1 percent cost of living increase.

In addition, there will be no staff cuts.

That’s the unanimous decision by the Board of Education when they approved their budget yesterday.

School Superintendent Louis Taylor told the Salisbury Daily Times that this would help hire and retain the highest quality of instructors.

Meanwhile, negotiations between the school board and Worcester County Teachers Association have been completed.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia state employees could be getting their biggest overall raise in nine years, but a showdown could be looming between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and some Republicans over teacher pay.

Republican budget leaders in the GOP-controlled General Assembly released their proposed budgets Sunday. Both the House and Senate versions include a 3 percent raise for state workers and an even greater pay increase for law enforcement officers and front-line mental health workers.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic and Republican lawmakers have joined together in calling for the House and Senate to reject a state panel's recommendations of higher salaries for legislators, judges and high-ranking state officials.

Fifty of the 62 lawmakers in the General Assembly signed on as co-sponsors to a resolution introduced Wednesday to reject the recommendations of the Delaware Compensation Commission.

Lawmakers say the pay raises are ill-advised at a time when the state officials have said Delaware is facing a budget shortfall of about $350 million.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers are poised to begin this year's legislative session by rejecting pay raises for themselves and other state officials.

Senate and House members convene Tuesday for the start of the 149th session of the General Assembly.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Legislative budget writers have voted unanimously to spend more than $20 million to give state government workers a pay raise.

Members of the Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday to give most state employees a pay raise of 1.5 percent or $750, whichever is greater. Gov. Jack Markell in his budget proposal had recommended a smaller raise of 1 percent, or $500.

The panel also voted to approve pay hikes for employees of the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's lagging revenues could delay a 3 percent pay raise scheduled for state employees and college faculty.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the pay raises could be affected if the state's revenues don't catch up to projections by the end of June.

Secretary of Finance Richard D. "Ric" Brown said Monday that revenue collections through April were trailing projections by 1.9 percent. The collections had also declined by 6.7 percent from the previous April.

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