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May 2, 2012 10:11 AM by AP

Monroe workers benefit from surplus

MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said the city's continued good financial standing means he'll be able to give 2 percent pay raises to all eligible employees for the third year in a row.

The News-Star
reports the raise has already been accounted for in the fiscal 2012-2013 year, which started May 1, and will go to more than 600 city employees.

Those who won't receive the raise include police officers, fire personnel, transit workers, operating engineers at the water treatment plant and employees at the City Marshal's Office and City Court, who are covered by union agreements.

Monroe city officials expect an eighth consecutive surplus of up to $100,000, since the fiscal year ended April 30.

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