DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers in Delaware have approved an operating budget of more than $5.6 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1.
That’s an increase of roughly 10% over this year’s budget. Lawmakers on Thursday also approved a separate budget supplement allocating $194.5 million in one-time funds for next year. House members voted 32-8 for the operating budget and 33-7 for the supplemental bill. All dissenting votes were cast by Republicans. Both bills now go to the Senate.
The budget bill includes pay raises ranging from 3% to 9% for state employees, which follow pay hikes government workers received this year from 2% to 9%.
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