Despite the veto, troopers will still get overtime pay

Mississippi’s 550 troopers apparently will receive a pay boost even through Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a section of a bill that set aside additional money to provide them overtime pay.

Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson, a Barbour appointee, announced Friday that he was asking the state Personnel Board to recalculate the pay of state troopers to provide them $2.9 million in additional pay.

The $2.9 million will mean troopers who work overtime will receive between $2,500 and $3,500 in additional pay, based on their rank.

Daily Journal
8/22/9