Magistrate suggests pay cut to offset budget woes

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A suggestion by a county official in
eastern Kentucky that he and his colleagues take a pay cut in an
effort to offset a projected budget shortfall isn't getting much

Pike County Magistrate Hilman Dotson made the recommendation at
a Tuesday meeting of Fiscal Court. While arguing that magistrates
should reopen the county's idled swimming pools, he recommended a 10 percent pay reduction to help offset the expected
multi-million-dollar budget shortfall.

The Appalachian News-Express ( reports that
Dotson's idea got little support among other members of the Fiscal
Court, with Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford saying
a pay cut wouldn't solve the county's financial problems.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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