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Eye On Boise

How state employee raises have been set in the past…

From at least 1990 until 2008, Idaho held a joint meeting most years early in the legislative session of what was often called the CEC Committee, with CEC standing for Change in Employee Compensation; the joint committee consisted of the House and Senate Commerce committees, and the joint panel held hearings on state employee pay and benefits and took hours of testimony from state employees, and then made a recommendation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. That joint CEC committee hasn't been convened since 2008, and legislative leaders opted not to convene it this year. State employee raises, or CEC, haven't been funded at all for the past four years.

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