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Rice County commissioners approve salary increases
The Rice County commissioners have approved 2005 salary increases for board members and elected department heads.
Members of the board will see pay increases of 2 percent, while the four elected department heads will receive 2 percent cost of living increases plus a $2,000 merit bonus. Board members will also receive a stipend for cell phone and Internet access.
County board members will be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost, or up to $35 a month, for a cell phone, and 50 percent of the cost, or up to $35 a month, for Internet access.