22% raise for Nebraska state troopers
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — In a bid to help staffing shortages, incoming Gov. Jim Pillen and the state troopers union have signed off on a new labor contract granting 22% raises to the law enforcement agency.
“The highest calling of the government is to protect its citizen. This new contract is part of my commitment to ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools, funding, and manpower needed to protect our communities,” said Pillen.
The deal comes after reports say that state troopers were making $6 an hour less than what new police officers are paid in Lincoln and less then Nebraska’s correction officers wages.