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DeSantis Vetoes Comp Judges' Pay Raise, Citing COVID Drain on State Budget

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 513 | 1 | 56 min read

The coronavirus seems to have claimed another victim. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week vetoed a long-sought pay raise for judges of compensation claims, saying it would be fiscally irresponsible to approve an increase when the COVID-19 pandemic is draining state finances. In his veto letter, the governor noted that he already approved a 3% pay raise this year for state workers, including compensation judges — and himself. There's just one problem with his logic, supporters of the pay raise said. The money for the comp judges' salary increase would have come ultimately from...

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