DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware lawmakers are joining forces to oppose a state panel's recommendation to raise the pay of judges and certain cabinet officials.
More than 50 of the legislature's 62 members have signed on to a resolution to be introduced Thursday to reject the recommendations of the Delaware Compensation Commission. The commission meets every four years to review salaries for top officials and make recommendations for pay increases. The panel is recommending a 6 percent raise for judges and raises from 2 percent to 9 percent for certain cabinet secretaries.
By law, if the General Assembly does not reject the commission's report in its entirety within 30 days, the proposed raises automatically go into effect.
Lawmakers say the state's financial situation is too uncertain to authorize the pay increases now.
Monday, May 20 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:13:36 GMT
GREENWOOD, Del.- Investigators say a woman had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation following a Sunday night house fire in Greenwood. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's OfficeMore
Investigators say one person had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation following a weekend house fire in Salisbury.More
A group of homeless people living in the woods in Wicomico County have been forced to pack up their camp and leave. Police said the group was living in the woods in Fruitland near the Wal-Mart shopping center. WBOC's Bill Mich reports.More