Lawmakers Approve Pay Raise Bill for County Employees
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on March 15, 2014 @ 11:46PM
Created on March 15, 2014 @ 11:03PM
Tensions are running high as lawmakers race to complete the bills on the governors special session agenda. Friday night, state lawmakers approved a bill that will allow counties across the state to raise elected county officials salaries. The pay raise is a high jump. It would provide up to a 12% increase in salaries across the board.
Many people said this type of raise does not sit well with them.
"I can understand an increase in 2% or 3% for cost of living increases, but from what I've heard, a 12% increase does seem to be a bit much," said Seth Davis, Harrison County resident.
Others believe it's a risky decision to propose such huge gains right now.
The money would come directly from county funds. The state auditor will have to approve each counties finances before the raises would be available.