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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fosters supports Lynch Pay Raise Proposal

Fosters' Daily Democrat editorializes in favor of the Lynch Pay Raise Rollback, which will not get a hearing in the Legislature:
Gov. John Lynch has asked state employees to defer a 5.5 percent pay increase until July 1. He and the people of New Hampshire are waiting for an answer from unions that represent those employees.

"Our nation is facing an unprecedented economic downturn, with serious ramifications for our state budget," Lynch said in a press release Wednesday. "We have taken a number of steps, including millions in cuts to state programs and services to help balance our budget, and additional work is needed. Under the circumstances, I believe it is reasonable and responsible to defer the January 5.5 pay increase for state employees."

The governor's suggestion is, indeed, "reasonable and responsible."

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