Pay hike for county election board secretaries postponed

Wednesday, April 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A measure approved by the state Senate means postponement of pay raises for county election board secretaries.

The raises would have ranged from $800 to more than $9,300.

The increases were approved by the 2002 Legislature and were scheduled to go into effect Thursday.

But senators voted 43-0 Tuesday for the conference committee report for Senate Bill 175.

Senator Mike Morgan of Stillwater says the raises would have required the expenditure of $240,000 in state revenue in the coming fiscal year.

The measure now goes to the House, where Speaker Larry Adair says he's sure it will be passed.