The Columbus City Council approved $232,616 in raises for employees for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.
The city council voted on Tuesday to approve a new pay scale that includes 5-percent pay raises to the base rate of every rank through captain.
Oktibbeha County employees will receive a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment in Fiscal Year 2016-17 as supervisors added the annual raise to their budget Tuesday.
The Lowndes County School Board of Trustees voted Monday to continue its salary scale structure from the current school year into the 2015-2016 year.
McDonald’s said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns.
As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.
The three-person Starkville Audit and Budget Committee told city department heads not to expect across-the-board pay increases for workers.
Unlike their county peers, Starkville city employees will not receive a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year.
Lowndes County residents will pay the same in ad valorem taxes next year that they pay now, and county employees will receive a raise in October.
President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.