State lawmakers move forward bill to raise county officials’ pay

Published 3:31 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A proposed pay raise for many elected county officials in Mississippi is advancing.

The House voted 93-14 on Wednesday for Senate Bill 2827 , which would be financed by increased fees for filing government documents and court cases.

The Senate and House must resolve differences before the measure goes to the governor.

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Pay for county supervisors would increase by $10,000 a year, with supervisors making $39,000 to $56,700 after the raise, depending on the value of property in a county.

Circuit and chancery clerks would be paid up to $99,000 in fees generated by their office, up from $90,000 now.

Also getting raises would be tax assessors, tax collectors and coroners.

The move comes as lawmakers, most running for re-election this year, also consider raises for teachers and state employees.