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    • Stateline Story
    June 6, 2002
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    Often announced with much bluster, state hiring freezes are designed to control government spending by placing strict limits on the hiring of new employees. But in practice, most hiring freezes are not as tough as they sound. more

    • Stateline Story
    December 21, 2001
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    No Ebenezer Scrooge lives in the governors mansion in 22 states where workers get a paid holiday Dec. 24: Maryland, Connecticut, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, Maine, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi, Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Virginia, and West Virginia. more

    • Stateline Story
    November 16, 2001
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    Iowa state workers will see smaller paychecks because of a budget squeeze that worsened after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but state hiring freezes - not pay cuts -- are a more common budget fix elsewhere. more

    • Stateline Story
    January 25, 2001
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    In the second installment of a two-part story, Stateline.org takes a look at legislative pay in the 50 states. California, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois -- the same states that pay their governors most -- have the highest salaries for legislators. Incidentally, nearly half the state legislatures gave themselves a raise last year, a Stateline.org survey shows. more

    • Stateline Story
    January 23, 2001
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    In his new job as President of the United States, George W. Bush will earn $400,000 per annum -- a pay raise of more than 300 percent. As Texas governor, Bush got $116,545 per year, the 18th highest state executive's salary, and he was docked $316.01 every day he spent on the campaign trail trying to win the White House. Bush isnt the only chief executive getting a pay hike in 2001. Nearly half the governors got pay raises this year and many also enjoy generous perks, including lodging and transportation. more

    • Stateline Story
    April 22, 1999
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    State and local governments continued to create new jobs in 1998, but at a slightly slower pace than the year before. The biggest gains came in California, Florida and Texas. Read more detail in this stateline.org report. more

    • Stateline Story
    February 9, 1999
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    A sharp increase in state and local education hiring caused the largest government job growth in five years in the third quarter of 1998, according to a newly released report from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Study of the States. The center said its calculations showed state government job growth from July to September exceeded the private job growth rate for the first time since 1992. more

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