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Budget committee approves 20% pay raise for Louisiana State Police

Col. Mike Edmonson addresses committee members. (Source: Rick Portier/WAFB) Col. Mike Edmonson addresses committee members. (Source: Rick Portier/WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A joint legislative budget committee approved a pay raise for Louisiana State Police on Friday, but it was not as much as officials were asking to get.

State troopers who are Majors and below will be getting a 20 percent increase in pay.

Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of Louisiana State Police, was asking for funding for a 30 percent pay hike for troopers.

The shift in pay affects 1,000 state police employees currently making $35,000 a year.

More information will be released later in the day.

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