Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New law dictates pay hike for TN cnty officials

I wonder if Sen. Southerland will sponsor a bill next year mandating that the family budgets of taxpayers increase by the same percentage??


Sen. Southerland sponsored the amendment to change the law making annual salary increases for county officials the same across the state.

"Some of the larger counties were only getting a .6 percent raise," he said. "They weren't even getting a full one percent.

The smaller counties were getting whatever the state employees were getting. This allows the larger counties to get the same as everyone else in the state. It evens the playing field."