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Dubuque County sheriff could be ringing in the new year with more money

The Dubuque County sheriff could be ringing in the new year with a pay hike. The Dubuque County Compensation Board has approved a salary increase of 10% or more for the third year in a row, in the board’s annual recommendation to county supervisors. At the annual meeting Monday, Sheriff Joe Kennedy’s representative on the board said the sheriff’s current $115,000 salary is $20,000 too low. The recommendation is expected to be presented to the board of supervisors at next weeks work session.
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