Vermont State Police Agree To Pay Cut

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Unionized Vermont State Police troopers will be asked to approve a new contract with the state that includes a 3 percent pay cut.

If the one-year contract is approved by members, the pay cut will result in savings to the state budget of more than $970,000.

Douglas administration officials say the agreement will help the state close what could be a $150 million budget deficit next year.

The proposed contract also calls for troopers to forego 40 hours of supplemental duty pay and monetary bonuses for meeting physical fitness standards.

Troopers union President Michael O’Neil says the administration agreed to review the police wage structure to help ensure Vermont can attract top recruits.

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