Minnesota Legislature OKs raise for state employees – TwinCities.com

Minnesota Legislature OKs raise for state employees

Associated Press  Posted:   02/14/2013 12:01:00 AM CST  Updated:   02/14/2013 09:13:13 PM CST

Tens of thousands of state of Minnesota employees will soon get a 2 percent raise.

The House on Thursday approved a new contract for state workers, which includes the first raise in more than 3 years. It passed the Democratic-controlled House by an 83-44 vote.

It now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it. The Senate, also controlled by Democrats, ratified the contract last week.

The 2011-13 contract covers about 35,000 employees from seven different working groups, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 5 and the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees.

The new deal will expire June 30. Dayton says he will push to include same-sex domestic partnership benefits in the next contract.

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