STAFF- Governor Tom Wolf has raised the pay for government employees, lifting a freeze on COLAs (Cost of Living Increase) which previous Governor Tom Corbett imposed.
Governor Wolf will be raising the salaries of his Cabinet officials to levels that assumed COLAs would have been applied for the years in which they were imposed. This lifting of the COLA freeze will affect 19 government departments and cost an additional $230,346 this year, a year in which Governor Wolf comes in facing a $4.2 billion deficit.
We find this perspective from the Tioga County PA Dems-
” I wonder why the right thinks a boss should not give his employees raises just because he works in government? I think Wolf is just trying to take care of his employees like a good boss. – Jason”
We find this from an editorial carried by triblive.com
“Think greed, arrogance, entitlement and self-service before public service. So much for Tom Wolf’s “unconventional governor” pledge. Making a show of his own frugality, he plunders taxpayers’ pockets to fill those of his top officials.”
What’s your opinion? Is this a demonstration of a good boss doing right by his employees or is this a demonstration of bad government taking money away from the citizens to pay itself? Share your opinion with us on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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