Lansing Pay Raises Vote

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – City officials in Lansing are in line for raises as long as they decide not to reject the deal.

A Compensation Commission recommended a 20 percent raise for Mayor Virg Bernero, City Clerk Chris Swope and the entire city council. The salary increase will automatically go into effect in the next 30 days unless the council votes to reject it by a two-thirds vote.

Last night the city council decided to postpone talks to another meeting. Some members say the increase is too much but President Tina Houghton says members do not have the option to negotiate.

The council could vote for rejection as early as the next committee meeting of the whole. But, if they do not vote at all, the raises will automatically go into effect.

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