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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah County commissioners have approved a new budget that includes a 15 percent pay raise for themselves and the county sheriff.
The 55-point-6 (m) million dollar budget also includes a 12 percent increase for the county attorney, clerk, assessor, recorder and treasurer.
The commissioners approved the budget last night.
The raise is the first for Utah County elected officials in three years. A recent salary survey conducted by the county personnel office showed Utah County salaries often lag behind those in Davis and Weber Counties.
The Utah Taxpayers Association says the raise may be a little excessive. It's substantially higher than the 3-point-5 percent hike last approved by the commission for 2002.
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