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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 06:01 AM

Senate gives final approval to raises, bonuses for Connecticut state employees

The Senate gave final approval Friday to a four-year package of raises for state employees that includes $3,500 in bonuses to help stem a surge in worker retirements.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 22-13 along party lines to approve the contracts, which cover about 46,000 workers — the bulk of the state’s workforce.

The House, where Democrats also hold a majority, approved the package 96-52 on Thursday.

“Today we’re living in a post-COVID world, where employees — and not employers — are ruling the job market,” said Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, co-chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee.

Read more: https://ctmirror.org/2022/04/22/senate-gives-final-approval-to-raises-bonuses-for-ct-state-employees/

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