TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — In a district filled with state employees, Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, proposed a measure Friday that would give state workers a 6 percent pay raise July 1st.READ MORE: Actress, TV Personality Garcelle Beauvais Helped Raise Money For Children Of Haiti At South Florida Runway Show
The bill (HB 1239) is the third proposal by Democratic lawmakers to boost pay for state employees.
Gov. Rick Scott, however, has objected to across-the-board raises and favors a bonus approach.READ MORE: Early Voting Gets Underway In Hialeah
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, filed a bill (HB 213) in October that calls for 7 percent raises, while Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, filed a proposal (SB 478) that seeks 3 percent increases.
The bills are filed for the legislative session that starts Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Attorney For Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Resource Officer Scott Peterson Released Parts Of Deposition With Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)