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Dec 12, 2013 9:02 AM by AP

State revenue employees to receive raise

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 600 state Revenue Department employees are getting a 4 percent pay raise retroactive to Oct. 1.

State Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield said the agency has identified dollars to provide for the across-the-board raise instead of the lump sum, one-time bonus originally contemplated.

The Advocate reports the state Civil Service Commission on Wednesday approved rescinding the bonuses in favor of the general pay increase.

The pay raise will cost about $1 million annually. The one-time bonus would have run about $650,000.

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