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Democrats reevaluating plans to hike lawmakers’ pay

A bipartisan push to increase lawmakers’ salaries after a decade-long pay freeze is running into predictable obstacles and could be close to unraveling.

Denver teachers are ready to strike over pay raises alone

Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators.

Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump

Congressional Republicans have tentatively agreed to a 1.9 percent pay raise for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers, overruling President Donald Trump who sought to freeze their pay.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Trump cancels pay raise due to federal workers in January

President Donald Trump is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, he informed Congress on Thursday, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a …

Costco boosting hourly wages for 130,000 U.S. employees

On June 11, Costco will increase the starting wage for its U.S. employees by $1 to as much as $14.50 an hour, while other hourly wage rates will increase 25 …

25% pay raise for Olympia’s elected officials gets commission OK

Olympia’s independent salary commission officially approved a pay raise of about 25 percent for the city’s elected officials at a Tuesday night meeting.

Pay raises for Olympia elected officials proposed by residents

An Olympia commission is proposing the city’s elected officials receive a salary increase of about 25 percent.

Analysis: You’re not getting a raise, and nobody knows why

The economy today has almost everything experts look for as a sign of health – new jobs are popping up around the country, the unemployment rate has fallen to the …

City Council salary: The job is part-time; let the voters decide

We believe citizens want their council members to have real jobs, because it is one thing to pass legislation, quite another to have to comply with it.

City Council salary: Pay controversy manufactured, beside the point

Our community wants leaders who are more concerned about the number of citizen lives improved than the number of hours they clocked in this week.

Editorial: Time to reassess city government

The backlash over the council’s pay increase poses a larger question: Has the switch to a strong-mayor form of government delivered greater value?

Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget

House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.

Spokane mayor’s budget plan includes raises for himself, his cabinet

Spokane Mayor David Condon already makes more money than Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Next year, if his proposed pay raise gets approved by the City Council, he’ll make more than …

Some of Idaho’s state employees get raises

More than 800 state employees were given raises this year. That’s about 3 percent of the 25,000 people on the state payroll system. Another 69 have been laid off, 186 …

In-the-buff defecators? Case solved

Spokane police officers don’t make enough money. I know. That’s not the sort of sentiment you’re used to hearing out of my mouth.