``We just want a fair deal, and I'm glad to see the Legislature did the right thing,'' said Guy Crockroft, a procurement specialist in the information technology group of the Department of Administration.
The payments workers actually received were less than $1,200 -- probably closer to $700 or $800 --- after taxes and other deductions were taken out, said Jim Duncan, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Administration.
The state put several hundred extra dollars into most state workers' paychecks last week -- and millions into the state economy.
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