State lawmakers in Nevada want to give a three-percent raise for each of the next four years to elected county officials including sheriffs, district attorneys and clerks. The last time a four-year salary bill passed was in 2007.
This isn’t a smart move since many of Nevada’s 17 county budgets remain on shaky ground.
Senate Bill 482 will also eliminates the ability of county commissioners to set their own salary, by placing them on a similar three-percent salary increase every year. The bill though does allow any elected official to choose not to receive any part of their salary.
It used to be that citizens in the counties in which they live had the final word on what their elected officials got paid. That’s totalitarianism at work for you.