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Delaware River Port Authority Quietly Gives Employees Raise for First Time in Six Years

Delaware River Port Authority employees were quietly given a raise for the first time in six years.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports nonunionized DRPA workers were given a 2.5 percent raise in April, retroactive to the beginning of the year. The raises were not publicly announced and the DRPA board did not vote on them.

DRPA board vice chairman Jeffrey Nash says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the power to veto board actions but did not object to the raises.

Officials say most of the affected workers were administrative employees and managers, with salaries ranging from $35,000 to $130,000.

The raises will cost the DRPA about $381,700 this year. The authority receives its revenues from four toll bridges and the PATCO commuter rail line.

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