8 of the 10 states with the Highest Poverty Rates are “Right to Work” states. Over one quarter of the jobs in these states are in traditionally low wage occupations compared with 18% in states where these laws are not in place.
The projected cost of living increase for the 2015-2016 fiscal year will be 2.1%. This is based on 100% of the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Salary scales will be raised on July 1, 2016.
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