Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Planned Raises Stir Up Trouble.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

$12,520 May Go To Court Workers

It seems like a minor item in a $44 million budget, but a $12,520 pay raise for municipal court employees in Rio Rancho has other city employees upset.

The proposed pay raise, given initial approval by the City Council during a budget meeting last week, drew the ire of city administrative staff and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union.

The City Council was scheduled to reconsider the pay raise for the 10 municipal court employees Wednesday, but shelved the measure until its next meeting, set for May 28.

Councilors wanted more time to take another look at the proposal, said Ed Chismar, acting city administrator. …

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