House Republicans have come up with a pay plan – that they say is close to what Gov. Dalrymple proposed for state employees, but with some fundamental changes.
Dalrymple proposed a “five and five” plan – but not across the board. That plan called for equity adjustments, to bring critical staff up to market rates. And it increased the retirement contribution. The Senate adopted that plan.
House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) says the House plan is essentially a net “three-and-three” plan – and it does not increase state contributions for the retirement plan.