Rep Howrylak bill protects taxpayers by restraining county commissioner salaries

first_img29May Rep. Howrylak bill protects taxpayers by restraining county commissioner salaries A proposal introduced this week by state Representative Martin Howrylak will provide county officer compensation commissions with needed parameters and will help to protect taxpayers from being burdened with unnecessarily escalating costs.County boards of commissioners in Michigan are responsible for setting compensation levels for county elected officials. Many counties have established compensation commissions. The commissions were established to remove the conflict of interest that was created when board members were charged directly with setting their own compensation. The compensation commissions consist of seven registered voters appointed by a board chair with approval of the entire board.Under Howrylak’s plan, a compensation commission cannot provide or approve compensation for a county commissioner that is greater than 25 percent of the base salary of a state legislator.“This bill benefits taxpayers,” said Howrylak, of Troy. “It helps to better align the limits of county commissioners’ compensation to amount of work required of the positions.”House Bill 6089 has been referred to the House Local Government Committee for consideration. Categories: Howrylak News,Newslast_img

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