Minnesota Senate Republicans want state and local pay freeze
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Senate Republicans want to freeze all state and local government workers' pay.
The proposal goes a step beyond Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who last week said he favored a freeze, but has not offered a bill to do that.
Assistant Senate Minority Leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, on Wednesday said his plan would freeze salaries for two years. The state's next two-year budget faces at least a $5 billion deficit and Michel said his plan should save $1 billion.
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