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Oklahoma House Speaker OKs Hefty Raises For Staff

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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While Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders waited for the completion of an independent study on state employee pay, House Speaker T.W. Shannon approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in annual pay increases for his staff.

Figures released by House officials on Monday show about half of the 117 full-time House employees received raises totaling more than $280,000. The pay hikes for 52 House employees ranged from about 2 percent for a housekeeper to more than 30 percent for three staff attorneys.

The salary figures initially were requested by the Tulsa World.

Pay hikes for most state workers have been delayed while a $200,000 study was being conducted on employee compensation.

Shannon spokesman Joe Griffin said the increases resulted from a separate House study.

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