Doyle says looming deficit will impact pay hike for DAs
With a $3 billion state deficit looming, Gov. Jim Doyle says he cannot see a clear and compelling need for an above-average hike in prosecutors' salaries.
The Association of State Prosecutors says the average assistant district attorney has only gotten a 1 percent annual raise since 2001.
They say low pay and growing workloads are why 246 assistant DA's have quit in the last seven years for a turnover rate of 75 percent.