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Joint Finance mulls first pay raises for state workers in 5 years; Mondovi fisherman drowns while boaters rescued near Apostles, Beloit; more state news

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MADISON-- A Wisconsin legislative panel is expected to decide Wednesday morning whether to give state employees their first general pay raise in five years.


The Joint Committee on Employment Relations is scheduled to act on a pay plan drafted by the Walker administration.

It calls for a one-percent hike in each of the next two years, and an extra 25 cents per hour for those making less than $15 per hour.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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