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Arkansas PBS Executive Director and CEO Courtney Pledger (left) and Chief Financial Officer Karen Watkins appear before the Standing Committee on State Agencies of the Arkansas Legislative Audit Committee on Aug. 10, 2023. (Screenshot from Arkansas Legislature video)

Arkansas lawmakers pause approval of pay hike for state PBS director, pending audit resolution

BY: - August 23, 2023

An Arkansas legislative panel on Wednesday delayed a decision on a merit pay hike for the chief of Arkansas PBS until a pending audit is completed. Courtney Pledger, the CEO and executive director of the Arkansas educational TV network, was up for a 5% merit increase that would make her new salary $188,998. That is […]

Panel approves raises exceeding 1,400 Arkansas state employees’ pay grades

BY: - June 16, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers approved merit-based pay raises on Friday for roughly 1,400 state employees who will now receive more than the maximum salary allowed for their pay grades. The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday approved its Uniform Personnel Classification and Compensation Review subcommittee’s Wednesday decision with no debate and no audible dissent. Wednesday’s vote also had […]