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Virginia House GOP Proposes Pay Ray for State Employees

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia state employees could see a small pay raise under a new proposal by House Republicans.
    
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Del. S. Chris Jones said Thursday that Virginia has more to spend during the next fiscal year thanks to higher-than-expected state revenues.
    
Under the House proposal, state employees, including police and teachers, would receive pay raises between 1 percent and 2 percent. Republicans said the total cost of the pay raises would be $130 million.
    
The House also wants to strike fees found in Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget. Those include a restaurant inspection fee and a saltwater fishing license fee.
    
And Jones said he wants to avoid a McAuliffe-proposed cut to coal tax credits, which the governor has said aren't working as intended.



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