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2.5 percent salary cut for state employees could become permanent
Las Vegas Sun ^
| Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 1:13 p.m
| By Andrew Doughman (contact)
Posted on 05/05/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT by redreno
State and university employees may see a temporary 2.5 percent salary reduction solidified into a permanent pay cut.
Gov. Brian Sandovals budget director Jeff Mohlenkamp told a legislative committee Saturday that the administration may amend a bill to make those salary reductions permanent.
As written now, Senate Bill 483 extends current 2.5 percent salary reductions until June 30, 2015, at which time theyd go away and employees would get 2.5 percent of their salaries back.
We would seek to modify that bill to make the pay cut permanent, and then we would make the affirmative decision to restore the pay (later), Mohlenkamp told legislators. Whether we'll have that money or not is not known based on all the other expenditure pressures we have.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 706million; cut; employeeretention; layoffs; morale; nevada; publicworker; recruitment; salaryreduction; sandoval; senatebill483; statesalary; taxes; twoandhalfpercent
posted on 05/05/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT
How about a 25% reduction in “pay” for welfare recipients under the age of 65?
posted on 05/05/2013 9:29:36 AM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
(Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
Wake me when they fire 25%, reduce pay 25%, and reduce pension payouts 25%.
posted on 05/05/2013 9:29:58 AM PDT
(Someone important make......The Call!)
Just apply sequestration to all but Law Enforcement and Fire.
posted on 05/05/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT
(Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
posted on 05/05/2013 9:32:33 AM PDT
There are at least a handful of ways govt takers get more money. This 2.5% cut will put a HUGE DENT in their merit pay, step increases, promotions, overtime, education-benefit increases, and on and on... /sar
posted on 05/05/2013 9:36:35 AM PDT
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
Good for Sandoval. It has to happen. The RATs still think that they can offer the “free lunch.”
posted on 05/05/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT
There are at least a handful of ways govt takers get more money.
(shrug) At least in this case they're "taking it" from themselves.
Works for me.
But they might quit and take their skills to the private sector!
What’s that? They have no skills?
posted on 05/05/2013 9:52:49 AM PDT
To: redreno; All
Bear in mind that simultaneously while Nevada state employees are looking at a permanent salary cut, Nevada's lawmakers are doing absolutely nothing to stop the corrupt federal Congress from laying taxes on Nevada's citizens which Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8 limited powers. As posted in related threads, Congress's limited power to lay taxes is evidenced by Justice John Marshall's official clarification that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue which Congress cannot justify under its Section 8-limited powers.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
So the consequences of Nevada's socialistic educators not teaching the Constitution as the Founding States had intended for it to be understood is now threatening to come full circle to hit their wallets even harder.
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