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Media Advisory: Chafee Statement on Pay Increase

Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee will accept his statutorily authorized pay raise. He believes declining this raise would penalize his successor in the Governorís office. However, the Governor-elect plans to take the net amount of his pay increase, after taxes, and use it to create a fund that will recognize outstanding performance of state employees. The details of this employee recognition program will be released after his inauguration in January.

contact: Graham Vyse

office phone: 401.222.4034

cell phone: 401.525.8834

email: gvyse@governorelectchafee.org

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Department or agency: Office of the Governor Elect

Online: http://www.governorelectchafee.org/

Release date: 11-08-2010

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