Governor Vetoes Pay Cut for State Workers
Governor Charlie Crist has vetoed a pay cut for state workers.
"I appreciate the work of the Legislature to make sure it affected as few employees as possible," Crist told repoters. "But I believe now is not the time to cut state employee salaries."
The plan would have impacted almost 30,000 state workers who make $45,000 a year or more. It called for a 2% pay cut, which would have saved the state around $25 million.
"What willed me to do it was a concern for this economy," he continued.
The veto certainly doesn't hurt Crist's prospects as a candidate for U.S. Senate.