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About 200 Conn. Officials To Receive Raises


About 200 officials in Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration are getting a present this holiday season: a pay raise ranging from 3 percent to 12 percent.The increases for the appointed officials, including agency heads and governor's staff, will cost the state approximately $1.4 million each year. Funding for the raises was included in the state budget that took effect July 1.

Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes says that most appointed state officials have not seen a salary change for the last four years. He added these pay increases are needed to retain and attract "top-notch talent," keeping Connecticut competitive with other states and the private sector.

Both unionized state employees and managers received 3 percent raises last summer. Managers can receive earned merit increases in January.

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Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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