Plan would compromise with House's request to eliminate raises
State senators expect to approve reduced pay raises and an additional university budget cut today, but the plan could be dead on arrival in the House.
Democratic Senator Virginia Yrun and Senate Floor Leader Jack Brown, also a Democrat, said yesterday that the votes are there for moving a plan through that would give the lowest-paid employees in the state - which includes university employees - a $1,500 raise, while University of Arizona employees making more than $82,000 yearly would receive nothing.
Under the plan, those earning less than $55,000 would receive a 5 percent pay raise, with a minimum $1,500 increase.
Employees paid $56,000 to $82,000 yearly would receive a 3.5 percent raise.