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County electeds request pay increase

County level elected officials have requested that the Crook County Commissioners consider granting them a pay increase for the next four-year period.

County Attorney Joe Baron spoke to the issue, citing issues including competition with private industry, retention and cost of living as arguments for making the increase.

“Every four years, the board of commissioners has to set salaries for elected officials,” he said. This process cannot happen once an elected official is instituted; it must be complete before they take office.

The Wyoming Legislature increased the cap on elected official sala...

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