County commissioners promise pay raise would not affect taxes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

County commissioners promise pay raise would not affect taxes

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Some elected officials in Lubbock County could soon see a five-figure pay raise.

Commissioners discussed the increases in their Monday meeting.

The county judge would see the largest increase, jumping from more than $77,000 to nearly $110,000.

That's a more than $32,000 increase.

Commissioners say this is only the fourth time they've proposed raises for elected officials in the past 12 years.

And, it will not impact taxes.

Commissioners have also proposed a cost of living raise for all employees, along with a merit raise at the discretion of supervisors.

They still have to give final approval, which could happen on Sept. 8.

That's also when commissioners could set the tax rate, which they've proposed lowering for the second year in a row.

To find out how much each official stands to gain from this raise, follow this link.

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