The un-COLA special session: Just another way to delay reducing government

Muth, Chuck
June 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/23/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p41
The author reflects on the disadvantages of delaying a scheduled four percent cost-of-living allowance (COLA) pay increase for government workers in Nevada. He emphasizes the importance of the COLA as the state needs conscientious, talented workers for an efficient government. He notes that it is better to lay off some government employees who are performing nonessential work instead of delaying the pay increase. He points out that delaying the COLA would affect all government employees.


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