Wisconsin State Troopers will see their first pay bump in six years. On Monday, Governor Scott Walker signed into a law a new contract for the Wisconsin State Troopers, giving them a six percent pay increase.
It’s welcome news to law enforcement officials, including Wisconsin State Troopers Association President Glen Jones. He says that, in the past decade, they’ve struggled to hold on to their new recruits, with only about half of two of their recruit classes in that time frame still with the State Patrol.
Jones says part of the problem is that state troopers have not seen a pay increase since 2009. “We’re hoping that this contract will help address that now,” he says.
In exchange for the six percent pay raise, Jones says troopers will be paying bit more for their health insurance.
Contributed by Dylan Brogan.