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August 24, 2013

County department heads seek raises

Bonuses provided past three years.

(Continued)

Several offices did request specific raises including Coroner Jay Price and the Public Defender’s office.

Price is requesting a 16.5 percent increase in his 2014 salary, a raise of $5,954 to a salary of $42,000 next year.

Public Defender Steve Raquet said a change in the state guidelines for the program is requiring that the Public Defender and the chief deputy are to be paid the same as the prosecutor and chief deputy in that office.

Under the state pay guidelines, Raquet’s salary would increase by $10,224 to a yearly amount of $80,467 which is a 14.5 percent raise. The chief deputy will receive an increase of three percent or $1,814 to an annual salary of $60,350.

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