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State Representative Peggy Scott

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Posted: 2017-10-13
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Legislative Update

Legislative Update (October 13, 2017)


Dear Neighbors,

State Employee Contracts

You may have seen news about state employee contracts declined for approval by the Subcommittee on Employee Relations. It’s important to know the facts of what’s going on. First, there are step salary increases – carried over from the previous contract – above the base increases of 2% and 2.25%. This means some employees can see raises of 10%.

The additional consideration we’re faced with is Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) hasn’t confirmed that the total cost of almost $170 million in this budget and nearly $250 million in the next fits within the confines of each agency’s budget. When we’re talking about disrupting agency services and programs, it’s important to have firm answers from MMB so we’re not left with major shortfalls.

The decision by the subcommittee simply makes MMB and the unions renegotiate a new proposal that we hope shows sound budgetary planning. As this process moves forward, I’ll continue to keep you updated.

Local Events

As always, Coon Rapids has a full slate of fun events coming up. Tomorrow is a fire station open house from 10am-12pm. This is a free event that includes tours, refreshments, and fun for kids. All three Coon Rapids fire stations are taking part, so there’s sure to be an option close to you! Here is a link for more information.

Halloween is in just a couple weeks, which means the Spooky Skate at the Coon Rapids Ice Center is just around the corner. This is on October 29 from 5:30-7:30pm and includes lots of fun for all ages. Again, here’s a link for further details.

Please Contact Me

I’d love to hear your opinion on the issues that matter to you and your family. If you would like to contact me, please call 651-296-4231 or email me at rep.peggy.scott@house.mn.

Have a great weekend!

Peggy

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