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Strickland won’t take raise he’s slated to get

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The Toledo Blade wrote Strickland won’t take raise he’s slated to get

Article published Wednesday, December 19, 2007

COLUMBUS – Gov. Ted Strickland won’t take the automatic pay raise that state law says he is entitled to.

“People in public office should attempt to lead by example,” he said. “I made a difficult decision [early this year] that a lot of good people who work for the state and who may very well deserve a pay raise won’t be getting one.”

As the governor enters his second year in office, a state law that is about to expire called for him, other statewide elected officials, judges, and county and township elected officials to receive annual raises based on the rate of inflation or 3 percent, whichever is less.

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