Minimum wage increase fails but $56,000 raises for 1,000 state police supervisors goes through without the legislative body getting involved. This is very similar to the U.S. Congress getting their yearly raises, without having to deal with the embarrassment of being on the record for voting for their raises. I wonder if the legislative body was granted immunity in case they get stopped for a motor vehicle violation?
Come on governor, stop the bleeding of our tax dollars. They got the raises because the troopers make upwards of $130,000, plus meals, a full-time personal car, all the gas they can burn, uniform allowances and whatever else they conjure up. One trooper even applied for benefits during the snow storm. So now we add this burden to our state budget without a whimper from our elected officials. Isn't our state wonderful? A carbon copy of our federal government is more like it.
What happened to the 1,000 or so state employees that also received money from the storm handout? I am sure that they applied while on the clock. That is treated like a military secret.