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Lawmakers should vote on pay raises


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

~~<p>Once again, state politicians confront a delicate political problem: Should they get a raise? In the last few weeks, salary commissions for both the city and state have recommended pay increases for lawmakers and other government officials.</p>
<p>City Council members declined last year to accept pay raises and may do so again, through a vote on a 4 percent salary increase recommended by the Honolulu Salary Commission. Whatever one's opinion on the proposal, the vote alone would demonstrate the superiority of the city's method of handling this issue.</p>
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Once again, state politicians confront a delicate political problem: Should they get a raise? In the last few weeks, salary commissions for both the city and state have recommended pay increases for lawmakers and other government officials.

City Council members declined last year to accept pay raises and may do so again, through a vote on a 4 percent salary increase recommended by the Honolulu Salary Commission. Whatever one's opinion on the proposal, the vote alone would demonstrate the superiority of the city's method of handling this issue. Login for more...



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