Budgets Unveiled – House: 5% Across-the Board Pay Increase; Senate: Merit

The long-awaited House and Senate budgets were unveiled by leadership in Tallahassee, and in general, the results are positive. House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) is recommending a 5% across-the-board pay increase for troopers and other state law enforcement officers, as well as non-sworn division personnel. The Senate includes agency-discretion merit pay increases for all […]

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Scott Signs Budget

Governor Rick Scott made short work of the budget, signing the record $74.1 billion spending plan less than 3 weeks after it was approved by the Florida Legislature. Scott vetoed nearly $368 million in mostly local pet projects, but left intact the critically important pay increase for state employees and the supplemental pay increase for […]

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Legislature Proposes Pay Raises

The Florida Senate and House released their respective budget proposals on Good Friday – both promising good news for state employees. The House offers every state worker a $1,400 raise with funds for individual agencies to provide additional merit increases for exceptional employees. The Senate budget proposes a straight 3% across-the-board pay increase for state […]

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