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Florida Senate President Bill Galvano pledges ‘meaningful’ pay raise for state workers

By James Call Jan 28, 2020 Senate President Bill Galvano is backing up his “It’s on the table” pledge to state workers seeking a pay raise. Galvano told the Tallahassee Democrat on Tuesday the Senate will include a “meaningful” pay increase for state workers when it begins budget negotiations with the House. “The Senate budget, scheduled to be released by the end of the week, will include a meaningful investment in across-the-board salary increases for our hardworking state employees,” Galvano said. Last month, the Bradenton Republican would only commit to having his budget chairs look at the issue. While an impasse exists ...