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Salaries for Elected Officials

Salaries for Elected Officials

March 28, 2022  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Administrative and Elected Officials Administrative and Elected Officials-County

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

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Legislation Aimed at Counties Impacts Coroners, Operational Continuity

Legislation Aimed at Counties Impacts Coroners, Operational Continuity

August 9, 2021  by  Steve Gross
Category:  Emergency Management New Legislation and Regulations Administrative and Elected Officials-County

This blog offers an overview of two recent bills that affect county officers: ESHB 1326 and EHB 1271.

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Roles and Responsibilities: Questions and Answers

Roles and Responsibilities: Questions and Answers

April 5, 2021  by  Linda Gallagher
Category:  Administrative and Elected Officials Administrative and Elected Officials-County

This blog explores frequently asked questions related to roles and responsibilities of elected officials versus local government staff.

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Troublesome Behavior: Defending Against Harassment of Public Officials and Employees

Troublesome Behavior: Defending Against Harassment of Public Officials and Employees

March 18, 2021  by  Sarah Doar
Category:  Personnel Policies Administrative and Elected Officials Administrative and Elected Officials-County

This blog explores strategies for dealing with members of the public who cross the line into harassing elected officials or local government staff.

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New Regulations for the Use of Facial Recognition Technology

New Regulations for the Use of Facial Recognition Technology

June 22, 2020  by  Flannary Collins
Category:  Administrative and Elected Officials New Legislation and Regulations Administrative and Elected Officials-County

The purpose of this blog post is to highlight the requirements in ESSB 6280, Washington State's new law regulating the use of facial technology software. 

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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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