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Aug 2, 2013 9:33 AM by Eugene Daniels

Report says Colorado state workers need pay raises

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration says 32,000 state workers need a 3.8 percent raise to catch up to workers in the private sector.

The report released Thursday also says the state also needs to pick up a larger share of workers' medical- and dental-insurance premiums.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/o2u2k9h ), state lawmakers have already approved a state budget that included a 2 percent pay raise and up to 4.4 percent in merit raises.

Last year, a salary report said the state needed to raise pay by 7.2 percent to compete with the private sector.

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