A bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he’ll sign it.
On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.
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Gov. 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.
Gov. 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.
Some Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state’s top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor’s pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature’s vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.
A decision about pay raises for top Minnesota officials, including state lawmakers, now rests with the Legislature.
A battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.