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Mayor Rice turns down a 3 percent raise

Havre Mayor Bob Rice didn't ask for a raise, but one was budgeted anyway. On Monday night, Rice told the Finance Committee of the Havre City Council to take that 3 percent - about $570 - and put it into his travel and training account.

"I agreed not to take a raise for four years, and it was put in there," Rice told the committee. The raise, which would increase Rice's salary to $19,570, has been budgeted for, but has not yet been approved by the City Council.

In last year's budget, the mayor's travel and training account had $1,000. During a June budget session, the Finance Committee pared th...


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