Jefferson County Employees To Get 3 Percent Raise

Jefferson County employees to get 3 percent raise

By David Ball
BEAUMONT — Some Jefferson County residents were curious if the timing was right to give county employees and elected officials a 3 percent increase following the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

The Jefferson County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday afternoon at the courthouse in Beaumont. In addition to approving a tax rate, a public hearing was held on the adoption of the 2017-2018 budget. Two residents spoke against the pay increase while one resident supported it.
Mike Getz said during this tumultuous time following the hurricane commisisoners should reserve the money rather than …

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