JFC approves $8 million less to cover OT pay for prison guards

The committee unanimously approved providing less money to cover overtime costs at state prisons than Gov. Scott Walker proposed as Dems Republicans weren’t doing enough to boost pay and morale for guards.
The committee’s action dropped the amount available for overtime to $100 million over the biennium, $8 million than Walker proposed. The revised figure was based off averaging overtime over the last two years instead of relying just on 2015-16, when there was a sizable uptick in overtime hours. Guards worked an additional 629,800 that year, compared to an average of 370,700 the previous thre...

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