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Oklahoma Lawmakers Eye Performance Pay For Workers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State leaders say an across-the-board pay hike for state workers is unlikely -- but several are embracing the idea of salary increases tied to performance reviews and private-sector wages. The House Appropriations and Budget Committee met Tuesday to discuss improving pay for state workers. The last across-the-board raise for state employees was in 2006 when Democrats controlled the Senate and the governor's office. With Republicans now in control of state government, Gov. Mary Fallin's Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger says state workers shouldn't give up hope of getting a raise. Doerflinger says that while he opposes an across-the-board raise for all state workers -- he favors a plan to give pay hikes to workers based on performance reviews and tie state salaries closer to those in the private sector.
Posted: Tuesday, October 23 2012, 12:54 PM CDT
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Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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