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Governor Bentley to reinstate merit raises for state employees

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Many Alabama state employees are going to get their first raises in five years.  Governor Robert Bentley says he plans to reinstate merit raises starting January 1st.  State employees got their last merit raises and cost of living raises in 2008.  There have been none since then because the recession affected state tax collections.

Governor Bentley signed a letter saying state employees have been asked to do more with less for several years, and it's time to resume merit raises.  They can be up to 5% annually for meritorious performance. 

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