FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 15, 2016) – “Today’s announcement that Kentucky’s social workers and corrections officers will receive pay raises in September is not only well-deserved for this very important group of front-line workers, but is another step in the right direction for Kentucky.
Gov. Bevin promised in January a pay increase, and once again he has delivered to Kentucky’s state workers. During the 2016 Legislative Session, I, along with House Republicans, worked diligently with the governor to fully fund the state’s ailing retirement plan. In the end, after much pushback from House Democrats, we did the right thing and took care of the citizens who have contributed so greatly to our Commonwealth and who deserve a fully-funded retirement system.
Now, we must take care of the Kentuckians who are caring for our most vulnerable citizens. I am honored to support our public workers, including teachers, at every opportunity and I commend Gov. Bevin for implementing this important pay raise to not only retain those already working, but in order to recruit the best and brightest candidates in the future.”