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Tallahassee lawmaker proposes 7 percent pay raises for state workers

Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, has filed a bill that would provide state workers with a 7 percent general pay raise. File photo by Ana Goni-Lessan.

A Florida House member representing tens of thousands of state employees -- who haven't had a general pay raise in six years -- filed a bill Friday to give all state workers a 7 percent pay hike.

"I figured on 1 percent for each year they haven't had a raise, and one for good measure," said Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee.

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