Budget panel backs pay raises for Montana game wardens

2013-04-08T13:51:00Z 2013-04-08T23:17:05Z Budget panel backs pay raises for Montana game wardensThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 08, 2013 1:51 pm  • 

HELENA — Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens could be getting a pay raise regardless of what happens to other state employees.

The Senate Finance and Claims committee fine-tuning the proposed state budget made the change Monday.

Wardens would get a 6 percent pay raise under a change proposed by Republicans leading the panel. Supporters say wardens need to be brought up to a level closer to other law enforcement positions.

A proposed pay raise for other state employees who have been working under a salary freeze is moving separately through the Legislature.

Republican leaders are hoping the state's main budget that allocates roughly $9 billion in state and federal money will be ready for floor votes later this week or next week.

 

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