State Workers Could Be Seeing Raise On Horizon

(Denver, CO) -- State workers could be getting a raise. The Joint Budget Committee voted yesterday for pay increases as a part of the state's spending plan for the next budget year. Salaries would go up by three-percent, with a one-point-five-percent average merit increase. Backers say state workers have been suffering with years of stagnant wages before a two-percent hike this year. The measure still has to go through both chambers of the state legislature and get approval from Governor Hickenlooper. The governor's spending proposal included slightly lesser increases.