State Finally Pays Potter County Portion Of 2009 DA Salary

From Potter County Today

scalesThe Potter County Commissioners will be receiving a payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $40,000, covering a portion of the state’s long-overdue reimbursement of the District Attorney’s 2009 salary.  The state owes Potter County $104,550 for 2009, representing 65 percent of the DA salary of $160,850, and an equal amount for 2010.

Act 57 of 2005 obligates the state to pay 65 percent. Because the state has failed to pay its share, the county has been covering the entire salary, a situation that does not sit well with the Potter County Board of Commissioners. Other counties with full-time districts attorney 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 continue to make partial payments for calendar year 2009.”

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  1. Ma Podunk says:

    About time!

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