New pay plan benefits state workers at top and at bottom


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Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs is shown in this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo.

The biggest beneficiaries of the overhaul of the state government pay plan work in a wide range of categories: some agency administrators, registered nurses, information-technology employees and various entry-level workers.

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie is shown in this file photo.

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is shown in this photo.

Health Department Director Nate Smith is shown in this photo.

Col. Bill Bryant, director of the state police, is shown in this file photo.

Raises above $20,000

Average pay raises by department

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