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By D.W. McCall

Exploitation of a pandemic

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 16

August 19, 2021

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The little reported information on the elected officials getting a 7% raise is astonishing. My friends in the road department stomached no cost-of-living raise for two years because of the pandemic with the supposed loss of revenue. Trying to be the team players that they are, they went along with it.

Darren Alred, from the salary commission, suggested raises of 7-10% would help retain elected officials. I did not know we had to actively try to retain an elected official by throwing money at them. Every time one of the commissioners is on a phone conference or is contacted for an interview,...

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