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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hennepin County Board votes to give themselves a raise.

Yup, it really happenned. After the Hennepin County Commnissioners voted to stick Hennepin County residents with paying for the new stadium, the Hennepin County Board also voted to give themselves a raise (for a job well done?). The increase is 4% in 2007 and 4% in 2008. Hmmm, I wish my property taxes were going down 4% in 2007 & 4% in 2008.

New annual pay for County Commissioners will be $90,276 for 2007, and $93,888 for 2008, per Star Tribune 10-25-06 page B8. How many Hennepin County residents working full time earn that large of a salary? What will the Commissioners decide that we need in Hennepin County next (for entertainment purposes) and stick us tax payers with the cost of building?
I'd rather pay to keep libraries open, police on the streets, and medical care available for those in need.