It seems that our county commissioners might be looking for a pay raise.
The Times published an article about a recent salary survey the other day. The survey evidently indicated that our county judge and commissioners are significantly underpaid when compared to other Texas counties that have large populations.
Some of the commissioners are playing coy, saying that the survey results were a surprise but that there should at least be a discussion about giving themselves a raise.
The survey was commissioned to study pay rates for all county employees. Commissioners could have paid less money for the survey if they had ordered one that did not spend money on studying their salaries.
These people are elected officials. They know what their salaries are before they run for office. Now they might use their powers to give themselves a pay raise.
They might want to read the 27th amendment to our constitution. It prohibits congress from giving themselves a pay raise. They can raise the pay of representatives and senators but the raises cannot take effect until after their next election.
We deserve better