News Click: Legislator Pay Raise
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Dayton Enraged By DFL Move To Suspend Pay RaisesThe hefty pay hikes proposed for Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet were already controversial when the State Senate met on Thursday. But it was Dayton's fellow Democrats who voted to suspend the raises until July 1. "That will give the legislature time I think to put the kind of thoughtful review into the study and the salary to make sure that it indeed is warranted," Sen. Tom Bakk said.
Dayton, Republicans At Odds Over Cabinet RaisesGov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge. Dayton lashed out Wednesday over the GOP's attention to recently announced raises, which were authorized by lawmakers in 2013.
Dayton Agrees To Meet On Cabinet Raises But Won't TestifyGov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to discuss raises he awarded state agency commissioners in a meeting with lawmakers that is open to the media, but he won't testify before a House panel. Dayton declined an invitation to address the House State Government Finance Committee in an upcoming hearing about big raises for members of his cabinet.
News Click: Commissioner Pay Raises
Duluth Mayor Turns Down $20K RaiseThe mayor of Duluth is turning down a nearly $20,000 pay raise, saying he has enough to be thankful for and doesn't feel comfortable accepting a salary bump right now.
Minn. Lawmaker Pay Plan Rests With Joint PanelA pay raise plan for Minnesota elected officials is a key point of difference as a House-Senate panel begins negotiations on a state agency budget bill.