Panels Vote to Restore State Worker Pay

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Legislative money panels have voted unanimously to restore pay cuts imposed on state workers but to keep unpaid furloughs.

The actions Friday by the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees comes as lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on the budget in the final days of the 2013 session.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval had proposed keeping the pay cuts, but reducing the number of furlough days from six to three in the upcoming fiscal year and eliminating them beginning July 1, 2014.

The committees' actions, if adopted in the final budget, would cost $32 million over the biennium.

Republicans agreed conditionally to restore the 2.5 percent pay cuts but say they'll oppose it if takes money away from public schools.

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