- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s corrections boss is staying on the job and not retiring as he’d planned..

The Santa Fe New Mexican (https://goo.gl/C6Zu2C ) reports that Gov. Susana Martinez has given Secretary Gregg Marcantel a $16,000 raise that boosts his salary to $123,750.

Marcantel has headed the Department of Corrections for more than three years.

The 54-year-old said he had prepared his retirement paperwork because his state salary caused his pension benefits from a previous government job to decline.

But he says he’s decided to remain on the job because the pay raise will offset what he says he’s losing in pension benefits.

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