pay raise en Kentucky Senator Proposes Doubling Fines to Fund State Raises <p></p><p>Sen. Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would pay for state employee raises by doubling fines for traffic and misdemeanor offenses. The Madisonville Messenger reports that if Senate Bill 171 passes it would raise enough money to pay for a four percent salary increase for state employees by 2015. Carroll says the cost would be about $20 million. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:16:26 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Madisonville Messenger 28216 at Kentucky Senator Proposes Doubling Fines to Fund State Raises Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> When <em>Star Wars</em> fans saw that the dwelling in the Tunisian desert was decaying, they jumped into hyperspace &mdash; OK, the Internet &mdash; to save it. <a href="">A call on Facebook to help restore the sandy igloo first featured in <em>Episode IV: A New Hope</em> netted $11,000.</a></p><p><strong>Rising Temps:</strong></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:59:01 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18682 at Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12 Illinois Pay Raise Dispute <p style="line-height:150%">An Illinois judge is scheduled to rule this afternoon on whether Gov. Pat Quinn must give 2 percent pay raises to state workers.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:34:26 +0000 AP 18674 at Illinois Pay Raise Dispute