Vanderburgh County Council

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An expansion of the Vanderburgh County jail could leave the county with an annual deficit of $5 million. That leaves the county council with a tough choice, either increase revenue or cut costs. 

More Local Poll Workers To Receive A Raise

Apr 3, 2019
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Local poll workers will notice fatter paychecks after two recent votes by Vanderburgh County officials. 

County council unanimously voted Wednesday to raise poll worker pay from $8.50 to $10 an hour. 

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A proposed expansion to the Vanderburgh County jail is moving forward after Wednesday’s county council meeting.

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With the new year comes new leadership for the Vanderburgh County Council, which made its decisions at its first meeting of the year Wednesday afternoon.

Council leadership shuffled positions, but no new member joined the fiscal body’s upper ranks.

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All Vanderburgh County employees will receive a two percent raise. The raises are a part of the county’s 2019 budget, which county council approved at a meeting Wednesday morning.

"We’re kinda thrilled to be able to do that," Councilman Jim Raben said. Raben is the council's finance chair. He said higher tax revenue and cost-cutting across county agencies helped pay for the salary increases.