TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida House is proposing a $1,400 pay raise for state workers.
Rep. Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland and House budget chief, announced Thursday that the House would propose the first across-the-board pay increase for state employees since 2006.
The pay raise — which would take effect on Nov. 1 — would be included in the initial House budget.
Gov. Rick Scott proposed giving employees a $1,200 one-time bonus while also setting aside money for performance bonuses.
Senate leaders have also said they are interested in providing a pay raise to state workers as well.
The House and Senate are working on a new state budget to cover the fiscal year that begins July 1. Legislators have until early May to reach a final deal.