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Lawmakers attempt to give state employees pay raises

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

State House Democrats said  they'll keep trying to give all state employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year.

Several attempts for a pay raise proposal were blocked Wednesday.

Republicans said the state can't afford to do what the democrats propose claiming it would cost nearly $39 million.

Lawmakers are entering the final weeks of writing a $6 billion dollar budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1st.

 

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