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Jay Nixon proposes pay raise, job cuts for Mo. workers

7:47 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
Gov. Jay Nixon. Photo credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images.
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon wants to raise the pay of state employees while also cutting 190 positions in state government.

Nixon on Monday proposed a 2 percent raise for state workers effective Jan. 1, 2014 - halfway through the state's next budget year. The governor's plan also calls for a targeted salary raise for nurses.

The 190 jobs that Nixon wants to eliminate include some in the Department of Social Services because of plans for a new computer system for the Medicaid program.

Nixon's administration estimates that Missouri has cut more than 4,000 state jobs since 2009.

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