Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Corrections Officers Get Deserved Raise.(Editorial Page)


The legislative and executive branches of state government set aside the hatchet and cooperated to accomplish a worthwhile goal: a pay raise for correctional officers.

The Legislative Finance Committee agreed that the Corrections Department could transfer funds from other categories to pay for a 50 cents-an-hour increase for some 1,300 state correctional officers.

Corrections Secretary Rob Perry, in the past often at odds with Democratic legislative leaders, called the LFC decision "a gutsy move. …

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