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      Lawmaker Proposes Almost 20 Percent Raise for Troopers

      State troopers would get nearly a 20 percent raise under a bill being considered by state lawmakers.

      The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety voted 8-1 Monday to approve HB 3098.

      The bill calls for an 18.5 percent raise for troopers and a 13 percent raise for dispatchers.

      Rep. Mike Jackson (R-Enid) authored the legislation and says the raises are needed in order to recruit and retain troopers.

      The raises would cost the state about $9.8 million a year.

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