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Thursday, July 11, 2013

State Owes Potter County For DA’s Salary

State Owes Potter County For DA’s Salary

money_justicePotter County this month received a payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $55,000, covering a portion of the state’s long-overdue reimbursement of the District Attorney’s 2012 salary. 

The state still owes Potter County $55,000 for 2012. Another $112,000 will be due by year’s end.

Act 57 of 2005 obligates the state to pay 65 percent of a full-time district attorney’s salary. 

In Potter County, the DA’s salary is $172,271. 

When those payments lag, counties must cover the entire salary, a situation that does not sit well with the Board of Commissioners. Other counties with full-time district attorneys face a similar shortfall. 

According to a spokesman for the Office of Attorney General, “The Criminal Justice Enhancement Account does not currently have enough funds to reimburse the full amount . . . As the funds continue to accumulate in the account, we will begin to make partial payments.”

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

171k for DA seriously? Can anyone say "OVER PAID"! Why do we have 13 trillion in debt? Because we over pay the damn government employees. And we let the government mandate what they get paid. Instead of us voting on their salaries.

Anonymous said...

171K for rubber Stamp Andy? That's a lot to pay a DA to be manipulated by the local cops on the street. WOW.. I guess in a low income area you can push for plea deals when people cant afford layers. Smoke and mirrors my friends. Smoke and mirrors.

Anonymous said...

The DA salary for each county was set by the State. There is no way the DA salary for Potter, McKean, Cameron, etc should be the same as the other areas. Take some of that funding and put it where it is needed please!!

Anonymous said...

the best part is we buy them lunch and dinner at every meeting because they cant afford it on their income