Legislator Speaks Up for State Employees

One state lawmaker from Northeast Oklahoma, frustrated with the lack of attention to state employee pay, took time during recent debate over funding the Oklahoma Television Authority to make his voice heard.

State Representative Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, expressed his continuing frustration with the lack of attention state employees receive. “We know that this is a tough year on the budget,” said Sears. “But I continue to be frustrated that public employees have not had a pay raise since October 2006, and its looks like they wont receive one this year. These are dedicated public servants who are truly deserving.”

“OPEA is very appreciative of Representative Sears efforts,” said Zearley. “He has consistently been an advocate for state employees, working with the Association to further state employees goals. State employees in his district should know that they have a great advocate working on their behalf.”

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