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Council rejects wage increase for St. Croix EMS paramedics on 4-3 vote

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The council on a 4-3 voted denied St. Croix EMS Chief Kim Eby’s appeal for a raise of 14 cents per hour for the ambulance service’s four full-time paramedics.

The increase would have been in addition to the 2 percent raise for all city employees included in the 2014 budget.

Eby said the increase to $19 per hour is needed to give the paramedics a wage comparable to what paramedics for neighboring ambulance services earn.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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