Legislature still debating graduated-raise plan
Gov. Jane Dee Hull wants to make raises for UA employees smaller than planned and distribute them later in the year, she said Tuesday, changing her original stance that called for eliminating the raises altogether.
Hull asked the state Legislature Tuesday to approve 2.5 percent raises for all full-time public employees, including University of Arizona employees, to be distributed on June 24.
Originally, and as the law currently reads, all full-time public employees would receive 5 percent raises, with a $1,500 minimum raise, on April 1.
"Barring a compromise by all parties, my only option as governor may be to exercise my veto power and substantially reduce the April pay package as approved by the Senate," Hull wrote in a press release, referring to a plan that has passed the Senate and is now under debate in the House. [Read article]