The Wisconsin state Senate has approved compensation plans for state employees.
The vote was unanimous, on a bill that provides state patrol troopers with a 6 percent pay increase. A second bill, a two-year compensation package for other state workers, included no pay hikes, and that drew no support from Democrats as it passed on a 19-14 vote.
Troopers were exempted from Act 10, Governor’s Scott Walker’s 2011 law which effectively ended collective bargaining for most public employees in Wisconsin.
The state Senate is scheduled to take up the two year state budget on Tuesday afternoon.