House speaker approves pay raises


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Updated: 12/10/2013 10:37 am Published: 12/10/2013 10:35 am


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - While Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders waited for the completion of an independent study on state employee pay, House Speaker T.W. Shannon approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in annual pay increases for his staff.

Figures released by House officials on Monday show about half of the 117 full-time House employees received raises totaling more than $280,000. The pay hikes for 52 House employees ranged from about 2 percent for a housekeeper to more than 30 percent for three staff attorneys. The salary figures initially were requested by the Tulsa World.

Pay hikes for most state workers have been delayed while a $200,000 study was being conducted on employee compensation.

Shannon spokesman Joe Griffin said the increases resulted from a separate House study.

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Unwashed Mass - 12/10/2013 2:39 PM
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So much for his promise of smaller government.
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