Analysis: Lowest-paid State Workers Get Hit HARDEST

"A new analysis shows just lower-paid state workers will have to contribute a higher percentage of their salary to comply with a new state law raising pension and health care costs."

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A new analysis shows just lower-paid state workers will have to contribute a higher percentage of their salary to comply with a new state law raising pension and health care costs.

It shows that a state worker earning $25,000 a year will see their total pension and health care costs increase from 4.5 percent of their salary to 11.3 percent. A worker earning $50,000 a year will see their share increase from 2.3 percent to 8.5 percent.

[Associated Press]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.