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Senate OK's raise for county officials (access required)

The Senate has passed a proposal to give elected county officials a pay hike but stripped its provision calling for an automatic increase. The measure, H2102, sailed through by 26-3 vote today. As originally written, the House bill automatically raised county officials’ annual salary by 13 percent. But a number of senators objected. One of those who opposed the ...

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