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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County elected officials get 7% salary increase

Sheriff salary goes up 10% for next year


COLFAX — Whitman County elected officials to get a 7% raise next year, while the sheriff’s pay goes up 10%.

The county’s volunteer salary commission met on May 18 to decide the pay scale for 2022.

Last year, no raise was provided for 2021 as a result of tighter budgets after the arrival of COVID-19. The year before, raises were 3%.

The increase for 2022 was set at twice the usual 3% per-year cost of living increase plus a little more, according to the commission report.

The salary commission is comprised of 10 people, four from specific industries by state law, and then six are drawn...

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