Governor Backs Down On Restoring Pay Cuts
(Carson City, NV) — State workers may not see their pay restored anytime soon. Governor Brian Sandoval has backed down on a promise to restore cuts in salary imposed on state employees in 2011.
Worker wages were cut by 2.5%, and they are required to take six unpaid furlough days each year, equalling an additional 2.3% in lost wages.
Chief of staff Gerald Gardner says the governor isn’t sure if there will be enough money to bring salaries back to earlier levels.
It will take about $200 million to restore the cuts over the next two years.