Bill Would Deny Public Officials Their Pay if Businesses Restrictions Are in Place

Rep. Rick Becker’s bill, had it been in place over the last year, would mean that every statewide elected official, not to mention nonelected people who head agencies like the Department of Health and the Department of Transportation, would have been expected to work without pay. Or they could resign, I guess, though who would replace them?

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