The six offices that would be given the extra money under the proposal are county commissioners, county clerk, circuit clerk, assessor, sheriff and prosecuting attorney.
Carper sent out a memo last week telling officials about the proposed raises. The memo came as good news to Circuit Clerk Cathy Gatson, who frequently says her employees deserve more money.
"We think our employees are some of the most important workers in government today," Gatson said. "That's why I'm always over there asking for any raises that are fiscally responsible."
Gatson has an annual salary line item of about $1 million to pay 39 full-time and three part-time employees. She said she would wait to see if Carper's proposal passes before deciding how to split up the money.
"We want to give each and every employee a meaningful raise," she said.
County Commissioner Hoppy Shores had not had a chance to study the proposal on Monday. Commissioner Dave Hardy was reviewing the proposal with county financial director Dave Fontalbert.
"I'm studying the issue now and will determine what position I will take," Hardy said.
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