State overtime costs blamed on winter weather in 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)–  Last year’s severe winter is partly responsible for an increase in the amount of overtime paid out to Ohio workers.

The state paid 113 million in overtime in 2014 compared to 111million in 2013.

The Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety, which includes the highway patrol, had the biggest overtime increases.

The state payroll last year was 2.9 billion dollars.

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