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County Board hands out 2.5 percent raises to lead employees

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On a 13-3 vote Tuesday, the Pierce County Board gave its 52 non-union department heads, managers and supervisors 2.5 percent raises.

"It seems to me it's a bad time to dish out money now," protested Supervisor John Kucinski, Town of River Falls, one of three to vote no.

While the county has good employees, with a weak economy, falling home values, higher taxes, failing businesses and high unemployment, taxpayers can't afford to give public employees raises, he said.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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