Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pay Cuts Should be Equitable

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Sen. Ken Cheuvront introduced a ballot initiative to reduce legislator salaries when state employee salaries are reduced.

The language will be in a strike everything amendment to SCR 1038, which is also in Sen. Cheuvront’s name.

“It is important that the state legislature lives as it legislates,” said Sen. Ken Cheuvront. “If we are requiring state employees to take a pay cut, we should be expected us to tighten our belts and decrease our pay proportionally.”

When passed, the initiative will appear on the next general election ballot.

The Senate Government Institutions committee is meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1. Sen. Jorge Luis Garcia will offer the strike-everything amendment in committee.

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