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Praying for Pay Raises

January 29th, 2013 by flanews

Preachers from African American Churches in Florida and leaders of national Christian organizations are praying for pay raises for state workers.

At a church near the state capitol Tuesday, the group told reporters state workers have been discriminated against because they haven’t had a raise in six years. We asked Reverend R B Holmes how much the raise should be and what program could be cut or tax increased to pay for it. Holmes is leaving the specifics up to lawmakers, but says it’s part of what Dr. Martin Luther King died for.

“Dr King died for the right for folk to get pay raises and he died in Memphis, Tennessee April 1968, dying for sanitation workers,” said Holmes.

Bills have been filed to give state workers a raise. We’ll get a clearer picture of whether or not the idea has a chance, once Governor Rick Scott unveils his budget. That unveiling is expected later this week.

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