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Commissioners consider three percent across the board pay raise for employees

David TaylorMay 20, 2019

The first item of business before the Liberty County Commissioner’s Court at their bi-monthly meeting was to consider raises for elected officials.

County Judge Jay Knight explained why the pay raise for elected officials had to be announced before consideration of employees raises.

“We are required by law to seek comment from the commissioners on what direction they want to go during the month of May before we begin laying out the budget,” said County Judge Jay Knight.

“If you’re happy with what you’ve got, fine. If you’re not fine. If you want to table it and go back and study it, fine. It’s up to the commissioners to decide,” the judge told the three commissioners present.

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