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Augusta delegation hasn't heard from city about raises

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 6:27 PM
Last updated Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 7:18 AM
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ATLANTA -- The Augusta legislative delegation hasn’t received a formal request yet to boost the salaries of local officials, Delegation Chairman Wayne Howard said Wednesday.

The Augusta Commission has approved raises for the sheriff, court clerk and other posts specified in state law. The change requires local legislators to pass a law covering only that county to do it.

The General Assembly has little more than a dozen days left in this year’s session, but local bills can be passed in just a few days. Howard said there is plenty of time to act next week.

He said he sought information from the Georgia Municipal Association about salaries paid to similar officials in other large counties.

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Sweet son
Sweet son 02/27/13 - 08:44 pm
Augusta Richmond County Commission!

They don't do anything right so what would you expect! Throw out the proposed raises and tell the Commission to try again later. It is incredible how inept the locals are! Of course we already knew it! They just do not have a clue on how to do ANYTHING right or within the laws.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 02/27/13 - 10:18 pm
No one qualified

I cannot think of a single local "official" whom I would recommend for a salary increase in the midst of this jobless recession where so many taxpayers are hurting a doing without. I wish they would give everyone in county government a 12% salary cut.

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