Opinion | Educators, retirees deserve a pay raise

February 9, 2018

By Rep. Craig Ford

Eleven years is a long time to go without a pay raise. But for educators, state employees and retirees in Alabama, that’s how long it has been. And for retirees and many state employees, they have actually had their pay cut during those eleven years.

You may be thinking that educators, state employees and retirees had received raises in recent years. But that isn’t exactly true.

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House Budget: 9 hours, no raises passed

March 15, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It took nine hours on Tuesday for the Alabama House to pass the same budget it started with, and by the not-so-close margin of 72-28.

Your government at work.

Approval of the budget was held up by an all-afternoon (and most of the night) filibuster by Democrats, who were unhappy that Republicans had stripped from the budget a proposal to give State workers a 4-percent raise. It would have been their first raise in 10 years.
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