Pay Raise Proposal Dashed in MD County

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Scott Wykoff and Associated Press

The Prince George’s County Council has killed a proposed 2 percent salary increase for non-union employees.

The council voted 8 to 1 Tuesday to kill the measure proposed by County Executive Jack Johnson. The plan would have taken effect Jan. 2 for 1,600 county employees at a cost of about $2.4 million annually.

Several council members said they didn’t feel comfortable approving the pay increase without a detailed update on county revenues, expenses and vacant positions. Budget director Jonathan Seeman has said that data would not be available for a few more weeks.

Tuesday’s vote came a week after the council approved a bill that would potentially give raises to incoming council members and the county executive.


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