Regional
3:55 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Group Representing State Workers Joins Lawsuit

Frankfort, KY – A group representing state employees has asked to
join a lawsuit over the state budget. The group claims
state workers should get a five percent pay raise this
year.

The Kentucky Association of State Employees filed
suit in Franklin Circuit Court. The group is contesting
Governor Fletcher's decision to give state government
employees a two percent pay raise this fiscal year,
rather than a state-mandated five percent increase.

The 2004 General Assembly adjourned in April without
passing a state budget.