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Raise Falls in Senate

JACKSON, Miss. – State workers likely won’t get any extra take home money this year.

Senators voted 27-24 against an amendment that included a $1,000 annual across-the-board pay raise.   Senator Hob Bryan, D-Armory, who said it would let state workers know they are valued, tried to get the increase by way of an amendment to an appropriation bill for the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Senate Appropriations Chair Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, successfully argued against the raise, contending that nearly 30-thousand state employees got a salary increase in the last four years. 

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