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Raise retirement pay

March 1, 2013 Letters to the Editor

Since 2008, county government retirees have not gotten a cost-of-living increase. But now the county commissioners are talking about such raises for county row officers.

If the county doesn’t have enough money for retiree increases, why are cost-of-living increases being considered for anyone else?

As a former county employee, I have no extra money.

The county retirement board is obligated to consider every three years whether to give retirees a cost-of-living raise, but it has no obligation to approve one.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t approved any.