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Restoring lost state worker pay a top priority, lawmakers say

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said Saturday they will do everything they can to restore at least part of the 2.5 percent pay cuts state workers have sustained during continued budget trimming. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, called the pay cuts and other reductions to state worker pay and benefits during the past three budget cycles “horrible.” State workers in her district have told her they qualify for food stamps. She said the cuts have forced workers to drop health insurance coverage they can no longer afford for their families. The comments came in a discussion of Gov. …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 5, 2013 01:54PM Published May 5, 2013 12:46AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.