State pay raises proposed

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SANTA FE (AP) — State spending would increase by nearly $254 million next year under a budget proposal unveiled Friday by a legislative committee that recommends at least a 1.5 percent pay increase for state agency and public school workers, and offers the potential of raises of 3 percent or more for certain employees, including bonuses based on job performance.
The proposal from the Legislative Finance Committee will form the foundation for the Legislature’s spending decisions when lawmakers convene Jan. 21 for a 30-day session.
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez plans to outline her budget recommendations next week.
The committee proposed spending about $6.1 billion on public education and general government programs, including courts, prisons and health care for the needy, in the fiscal year that begins next July. That’s about a 4.3 percent increase over this year’s budget.
Teachers, other school workers, college and university staff and state government employees could see an average pay increase of 3 percent if schools and agencies boosted salaries across the board with the compensation money recommended by the committee. That’s not required, however.

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