Due to increase in state revenue from the two year 2014 state budget, lawmakers in Richmond are now trying to raise funds for many state employees. Both the House and Senate budget amendments agree to raise teachers pay by 1.5% with additional matching funds from localities. College staff pay is expected to increase by about 2% and public police pay will have an extra 4-6 million dollars added to their budgets state wide. State workers can expect between a 1.5-3% raise depending on how much the state government will give to their workers and how the raise is implemented.
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