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.