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First motion to stop commissioner insurance falls flat

Despite numerous campaign promises from the people seated around the table, Commissioner Tom Krieger couldn’t get a second to his motion to end health insurance for county commissioners during the first meeting of the Employee Compensation and Benefits Committee.

Krieger raised the topic as one of the first agenda items during the organizational meeting held Oct. 9. “I ran on this, and some people didn’t know commissioners received health insurance,” he said. “I feel as part-time (employees) we are not entitled if other part-time county workers are not eligible.”

Commissioner Gary McAllister, who was elected committee chair, agreed. “I’m with Tom,” he said. “I ran on the same issue. I don’t think we’re entitled.” More...

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