Panel removes pay increases from bill for officials

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 1:42 a.m.

State lawmakers, constitutional officers, judges and prosecutors wouldn’t receive raises in the fiscal year starting in July under a bill that cleared the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday.

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