Commission eyes raise for elected

The judge of probate, tax assessor, tax collector and sheriff of Escambia County (Ala.) will likely see a raise next year after the county commission passed a resolution Monday asking the county's legislative delegation to pass a bill to give the raises to the elected officials.

Vice Chairman Brandon Smith said the move is to try and get the compensation for those elected officials in line with other counties similar to Escambia.

County Clerk-Administrator Tony Sanks said the commission did not have the authority to give raises to the elected officials, noting the salaries were set by the s...