State workers would get a 3 percent across-the-board pay raise in the upcoming budget, ending a four-year drought for many of them, under a Texas Senate proposal tentatively approved Wednesday.
The Senate Finance Committee, which is scheduled to finish work on the 2014-15 budget bill Thursday, also considered adding a 1 percent blanket increase in the second year of the budget but left that idea in limbo. Health care premiums and retirement contributions from the employees will be held steady.
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