State Employee Group Hopeful Raises Possible After No Increase Last Year

State employees in South Dakota did not get a raise this year, and actually had to pay out more for their share of insurance benefits.  They are looking for a change next year.  Eric Ollila, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says employees were willing to help with a tight budget…

Ollila says the state has a dedicated work force…

Ollila says most state employees have been underpaid for years…

State tax revenues have been below projections for the first two months of this fiscal year.