Alabama state employee raise

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State employees may end up with a one-time pay bonus of $400 in the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

Senate budget committee Chairman Arthur Orr of Decatur announced he will propose the bonus when the Senate considers the state General Fund budget.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a General Fund budget for non-education agencies Wednesday that would spend $1.84 billion. That's $15 million more than the budget approved by the House.

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An Alabama House committee has agreed with the governor's recommendation of a cost-of-living raise of up to 4 percent for state employees.

The House Ways and Means-General Fund Committee approved the raise on a voice vote with no opposition Wednesday. The proposal now goes to the House.

A stipulation of the raise calls for the state to take in more revenue than expected during the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. If that happens, it would be up to the governor to decide whether to grant a raise and how much to give.

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Alabama state employees are going to get their first raises in five years.

   Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to reinstate merit raises starting Jan. 1. State employees got their last merit raises and cost-of-living raises in late 2008. There have been none since then because the recession affected state tax collections.

   Bentley signed a letter saying state employees have been asked to do more with less for several years, and it's time to resume merit raises. They can be up to 5 percent annually for meritorious performance.

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Alabama state employees are going to get their first raises in five years.

   Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to reinstate merit raises starting Jan. 1. State employees got their last merit raises and cost-of-living raises in late 2008. There have been none since then because the recession affected state tax collections.

   Bentley signed a letter saying state employees have been asked to do more with less for several years, and it's time to resume merit raises. They can be up to 5 percent annually for meritorious performance.