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OLYMPIA ROUND-UP De:. A new pay boost for state em- ployes averaging 8.8 percent has been recomnmnded by the State Persurmel Board. Directly ffected are more than 9,000 state employes in departments under board super- vision. The action, however, would set a pattern for approximately 17,000 oher state workers. The recommenda.ion went to Gov. RoseKini for his consideration in preparing the budget for the 1961- 63 bievaium which will go to the legisltm'e for enough money not only to pay the 8.8 peent increase on July I, 1961 but an additional 4.4 percent, boost in 1962. No audmritafive estimate was avmqable of how much money the  wvuld require. The gov- ernor .asked the last legislature for $11 mJilion for pay raises two yars ago and got 6.65 million. The pay raise was de/erred until the money available would cover it. Reco for the new pay raises was based on a wage and salary survey made last April. The survey clued that st, ate em- ployes generally receive less pay than wrkers in private industry doing comparable work. The last raise brought them up to the level being paid in privzSe industry in June of 1958. Welfare Highest in Nation Average welfare payn.nts to Washington recipients of aid - to - dependent children were third high- est in the nation, the federal bureau of public assistance reported last week. Recipients in this state re- ceived m .average of $46.63 during the month as compared to a r.tion- al average of $29.64. Payments are rade to family traits with depend- ent children, and e average fami- ly unit patient in this state was $160.67 for September, as compared with $112.96 nationally. Washington was sixth highest in aversge payrmmts to disabSeA per- sons and those on general assist- ance and aid to the blind were ninth highest in the nation .at $87.83 and $94.39 respectively. The nation- al average paymont for the ag can be bgttld up. In the 1959 ses- was $68.75 in Septemb@r, and it w" 'sion it had a ,lard core. of 16 con- $73.46 for .the blind, sei'vatives, including Lieut." Gov. Caucus Meetings  on Key Jobs. House and Senate Democrats e to serve in the 1961 legisla- ture have held their caucus meet- ings and decided upon the key jobs in the coming Session which they will control. John L. O'Brien, of Seattle, was renominated for speak- er of the house of epresentatives by a narrow four-vote margin in a torrid battle of ballots with Deon- A. Sawyer, of Puyallup. After it was over the vote was made tmanimous. Max Wedekind, of Seattle, was elected caucus chairman, and Mrs. Mildred Hem-y, of White Salmon, caucus secretary, for e house of represon.atives. Mrs. Jeartette Tes- tu, of Seatle, was nninated as speaker pro tanpore to succeed Mrs. Julia Butler Hanson, of Cath- lamet, recently elected to Congress. S. R. Holcomb again wil be chief clerk. His assistant will be Sidney R. Snyder of Long Beach. Elmer A. Hyppa will again be sergeant- at-arms. More Senate Posts Awarded Sen. Robert R. Greive was re- elected majority floor leader of the state senate. Sen. A1 Henry, of White Salmon, won the post of sen- ate president pro tenpore. Sen. Robert Bailey, of South Bend, will be caucus chairman. Sen Reuben A. Knohlauch, of Sumner is caucus secretary. Ward Bowden, of Sultan vas renominated for secrem'y of the senate, and Charlie Jmson, of Olympia, for senate sergeant-at- arms. Rules Committee and Senators Opinion seems to be that the house of representaives will be a free-wheeling outfit in 'the 1961 ses- sion. Th*e stopper, .as always, will be the senate rules committee, where potentially any legislation considered radical or undesirable John A. Cherberg,. senate president. The senate is fully aware of the siruation. Of te 16 senators last session, five will not be ack. Sen. Victor Zednick, of Seattle died in the in- terim. Sen. Gerald Dixon of Tacoma and Sen. Howard Roup of have retired. Sen Pat Suthrland, of Seattle, resigned to take a state job. Se. Dale Nordquist, of Cen- trifa, chose to run for Congress and did rot file for reelection. The talk now is that the senate rules committee will be held to 12 mem- bers. That would require the se- lection of oy one additional con- servative senator to the group which ruled the legislature last time, or at the most two. Legis. Council Completes Work The State Legislative Council, the bipartisan group of 21 senators and representatives which studies pro- posed legislation between sessions of the legislre las completed its work. Into the legislative hopper w21 go 85 bills and two .resolu- tions with the Council's recom- mendation that they pass. It covers a wide field, ,and the percentage of these bills which  become law likely will be considerably higher than the percentage for the toal of possibly 1,400 bills which will be introduced. Gaining Council approval at its last meeting were bills which would tighten marri, age laws in the state, ban the sale of fireworks, make prisoners pay for teir keep in jail, if able to do so, and permit cities to equalize real estate pro- perty axes and serv as their own boards of equalization. Other New Bills Approved The marriage license measure would require an applicant to an- swer questions going into past has- tory, including prmr marriages, minor childre and divorces. Some applicants wiOh minor children by THE mOnROE moniTOR PUBLISHED FVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES . Monroe, "ekykomlsh and Snoqualmie Valle,s, per year . .................. $3.00 Outside Monroe, Skykomlsh ar, d Snoqualmte Valleys, per year .... $3.50 Official Paper of Town of Monroeand Town of Skykomlah Address all mail to PO Box :398. Monroe, Washington. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe. Washlngten, under the Act of March 3, 1879. WARD BOWDEN .................................................................... PubIIaher HOWARD VOLAND ............................................. Editor to permit trade promotion for ports by the State Department of Com- merce, bt rejected was a proposed mill property tax to finance he activity. New Bills Turned Down Sent back to committee by the Legislative Council was  proposed new agricuttmal marketing act, which prob;,bly means oblivion for the bill. it had been atasked earl- ier because of its price control fea- Cures and the act tlmt opponents said it placed too mu rbitrary power in the hands of the state director of agriculture. Reason giv- en for rejecting it at this time was that a simile- bill enacted in tim 1955 session ks before the State Su- preme Court. on the question of its constitutionality, ,and if the ,high court threws the 1955 act out, it would ban all existmg agrfltural commissions. ,and wonld make the proposed act ineffective. AIIso ,turned down was a proposal to  ,a uniform 5 percent gross sales tax on  electric utilities, including those municipally owned. Also rejected was a proposal by file sub--tee on revenue and tax- ation to permit  tax levy to ex- ceed the 40-mill limit for state tax purposes when authorized by a vote of the people. The proposal was an attempt of the subcommittee to answer the question as to where .the state should turn for new rev- enues if more taxes are found to be mandatory. a prior marriage would have o receive court permission before get- ring a liceSo to rerfmrry. A re- quirement for a blood test for di- sease was eliminated on the advice of medical experts that adeqnate controls fimke such tests unneces- sary. The fireworks proposal would pro- hibit sale or explosion of ftrewor,s and noise makers 'oughout the state. ,An exception would be made for supervised fireworks displays icsed by She state fire marshals for fairs and public celebrations. The proposal to permit city gov- erning bodies to use 'a higher state ratio of property values was e Council's ,answer to the request of cities for financial relief. Cities h,e emounced that they wil seek aAlation of 5 percent of the tot.a . ount collected by the state from its 4 perce retail sales tax, which it is estimated would produce $20 million for them in a two year period. The Lislative Council said the same t could be obtained by adjusting the property ax. Port District Approved Also approved by the legislators was a measure  permit ciies to initiate annexation of f r i n g e ar- eas. Presenfly cities can do this only .after receipt of :a petition from te area seeking to join the city. 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