YOUR TURN: Hot about the pay raises - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

YOUR TURN: Hot about the pay raises

Updated: April 17, 2011 07:51 AM

(WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are upset with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Haslam gave large pay raises to some of his cabinet members while proposing only a 1.6 percent increase for other state employees.

More than 50 people left comments about this story. We chose the comment from Glynda Harris. In her words:

This is just what our country needs -- the rich get richer and the poor cannot keep paying for it. Tennessee needs funds for better schools systems, not money to pay higher salaries. But the people in government positions do not care. Their kids and grandkids attend private schools where it costs more in one year to send them than most Tennessee residents even make for the whole year.

That's Glynda Harris's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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