On his way out of office, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved raises of two percent to four percent for state employees.
State agencies are adopting policies about employees using state property for personal use after legislators passed new ethics rules this year.
The legislative session will begin today at 3:30. It was postponed because of Sunday's winter storm and bitter cold temperatures.
The largest group of state workers – around 75 percent – get a three percent raise.
Governor Daniels said public servants deserve the extra money after reining in the state budget and coming up with a larger than expected surplus.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels told state employees Tuesday that most will be eligible for modest pay increases next year.