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State Auditor Suzanne Bump grants raises of up to 16 percent to staff

While many workers in the public and private sectors face pay cuts and the threat of layoffs, state Auditor Suzanne M. Bump is handing out raises of as much as 16 percent to her staff, retroactive to June 4.

The increases could spark outrage at a time when the state is struggling to fund basic services for the elderly and disabled and when thousands of frontline social services workers have gone five years without a pay increase.

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