- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than 28,000 Arkansas state workers are set to receive a 1 percent pay raise that had been delayed.

Department of Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment will appear in employees’ Nov. 28 paychecks.

Weiss says in the memo that Gov. Mike Beebe asked finance officials to review the performance of the state’s economy and revenue collections for the first quarter of the year.

Weiss says Beebe directed the raise be implemented after the state’s revenue ended the first three months of the year above forecast.

State Personnel Administrator Kay Terry says the raise is expected to cost the state $2.7 million for the rest of the fiscal year.

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