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Educators warned of conflict of interest
Budget members banned from voting on their own raises
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County Mayor Tim Stribling and County Attorney Hilton Conger explain to the county commission that school employees who serve on the budget committee are not allowed to vote on any question that involves themselves and their spouses getting a raise. The conflict of interest clause is part of the new rules being set by the commission.
Educators who vote to raise their own salaries are in conflict of interest according to County Attorney Hilton Conger who pointed out school employees sitting on the budget committee cannot have their votes counted if they or their spouse will benefit.