More than 12,000 of Oklahoma's most underpaid state workers are getting a boost in pay under one of dozens of bills passed by the Legislature that is set to become law.
The pay raise bill is one of 60 measures approved by the Legislature this year that take effect on Tuesday, the first day of the state's 2015 fiscal year. Among the other bills that go into effect on Tuesday is the omnibus general appropriations bill that divvies up the state's $7.1 billion budget.
Workers at 25 state agencies will receive raises ranging from 6.25 percent to 8 percent under the pay raise bill, which targets the most underpaid state workers according to a recent study on employee compensation.
Those include prison employees and social workers, among others.