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4:15 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Committee Moves Bill to Allow County Employee Pay Increases

Senators Donna Boley and Greg Tucker on the Senate floor.
Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A Senate committee Friday approved Senate Bill 379 to remove a salary cap for county employees, if the county finds they have the funds.

Originally the bill required a 12 percent pay raise, but it was amended to ensure lawmakers weren’t passing an unfunded mandate.

“We are not voting for an increase for elected officials. We are lifting a cap in which they can work with their own money. So, this is no state money,” Sen. John Unger said during the meeting.

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