Small Hope Remains For State Employee Pay Increase

(WNAX) — Raises for state employees is not a dead issue in the South Dakota legislature.  Governor Dennis Daugaard did not include a raise in his budget due to revenues running below projections.  Eric Ollila, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says there are some glints of hope…

Ollila says they are making the case that the state is losing money when they don’t give raises…

Ollila says there is also the risk of losing experienced workers…

Ollila says state employees are also faced with another year of rising health care costs.