OLYMPIA, Wash. — State employees are looking for a big pay raise, hoping to match the salaries paid by local government and outside peers for comparable work. But Gov. Gary Locke’s negotiators say the price tag could be prohibitive –over $1 billion. (For the full story, click on the following link and  go to http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20State%20Worker%20Pay&searchdiff=2&searchpagefrom=1)