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Salaries for Elected Officials

April 12, 2018 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

This blog discusses how salaries for elected officials are set, how they can be changed, and whether an official can request not to be paid.

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The Oath of Office for Local Elected Officials

November 26, 2013 by Pat Mason
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

Now that the fall local government elections are over and results have been certified, the final step that local government elected officials must complete before assuming office is to take the oath of office. MRSC frequently receives questions about three basic issues involved with the oath of office ...
 

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When Is a Resignation by an Elected Official Effective?

September 25, 2012 by Pat Mason
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

We often receive questions regarding when the resignation of an elective official is effective. The basic issue is whether a resignation has to be accepted by the governing body of the agency for the resignation to be effective. Until 2002, the common law rule was that a resignation had to be accepted to be effective.  In 2002, the state court of appeals in State ex rel. Munroe v. Poulsbo, 109...

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It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Elected Officials’ Salaries

August 15, 2012 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

The fall election is still a ways off and the 2013 budget won’t be on the agenda for some time.  Nevertheless, this might be a good time to start thinking about the salaries your jurisdiction pays its elected officials.  Why?  Under the state constitution, there are restrictions as to when some elected officials’ salaries may be increased, or decreased.
Article 11, section 8 of the state...

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Can Local Elected Officials Reduce Their Own Salaries?

May 15, 2012 by Pat Mason
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

In these difficult budget times, we have been asked a number of times whether local elected officials may waive all or part of their salaries as a way to financially assist their local government - or just to make a statement, as some of their salaries are pretty low to begin with.  While this likely can be done, there are some legal issues that must be considered.

 

The overriding legal...

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