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State troopers rejoice at pay raises

March 9, 2006

Valdosta - State troopers are thrilled at Governor Perdue's plan to give them a pay raise.

The House approved an 18.56 billion dollar budget that allows for a pay boost of up to seven percent for state law enforcement. Other state employees are also getting a raise of between two and four percent this year.

Troopers in Lowndes County say they desperately need a raise, and this will be a big help in recruitment.  "It will put us in line with other agencies who are competing for officers in our department, and it will do a great deal to increase the recruitment efforts for new troopers," said Senior Trooper Chris Gay.

The seven percent pay raise also applies to G.B.I. agents, prison guards, and parole officers.

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