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Legislature not likely to cut its own pay as it cuts others'

By Doug Published: April 11, 2011

The Plain Dealer reported Sunday that it's not likely that the state legislature will cut its own pay or benefits as the Republican-controlled House, Senate and governor's office enact legislation that requires state employees to pay more for health care, their pensions and possibly take pay cuts.

"I earn my pay, and I'm not ashamed of what I make," Rep. Louis Blessing said hours before the House and Senate both approved the new collective-bargaining law, which was known as Senate Bill 5.

Read Plain Dealer reporter Joe Guillen's full story here.



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