CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish Council has taken the first step toward more than doubling the pay of council members. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports a proposed ordinance to do so was introduced this past week. The council must hold a public hearing on the ordinance before it can... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal that would give Louisiana's sheriffs a pay raise opportunity is near final legislative passage. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell's bill would create an "executive management institute" for sheriffs, to teach them management skills and require annual follow-up training. When a sheriff has completed... more »
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jennings City Council is considering raising the annual pay of future mayors from $52,000 to $65,000. A public hearing on the proposal will be held June 12. Council President Stevie VanHook tells the American Pres s the current mayor's salary is considerably lower for the... more »
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee Police Jury has voted 10-2 to beat back an attempt by one juror to rescind a 3 percent pay increase given to parish employees for the 2011 fiscal year. Police Juror Kurt Jarreau ticked off a list of reasons Tuesday night why... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government employees could see a 2 percent pay raise in early 2011. The Advertiser reports the city-parish council on Tuesday gave its initial approval to the increase, which will be up for a final vote Dec. 21. The increase would cost about $2 million... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
The state House of Representatives won't give out annual pay raises to its workers next year as Louisiana continues to struggle with budget problems.
House Speaker Jim Tucker said Wednesday that the chamber will follow the lead of Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Civil Service Commission, who have... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Civil Service Commission is
considering whether to suspend pay raises for more than 61,000
rank-and-file state government workers in the upcoming budget year.
The proposal, released Tuesday, would strip state agencies of
the ability to give 4 percent annual... more »
Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »