State Employees Won't Get Back-Pay; Governor to Sign Budget

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

There's some good news and bad news for 20,000 state workers. The legislature has approved a contract deal that the governor will sign into law Thursday.

Under the agreement, some members of the Wisconsin state employees union won't get back-pay after working without a contract for more than two years. But the union workers won't have to pay the state back for covering their health insurance.

Meanwhile, Governor Doyle says he'll sign the state budget into law Monday morning. The budget will include several partial vetoes, including restoring millions of dollars to the UW System and funding to three environmental programs.

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