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October 20, 2013

County Board may challenge attorney pay

Board members see flaws in law as case is watched statewide

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"It's just frustrating because the system seems to be working," he said of the Fox Lawson salary program.

Before board members discuss their options, ask questions, seek advice and hammer out a consensus on Tuesday, the media and the public will be told to leave the room. State law allows local elected officials to meet in private when they're making decisions about litigation.

Two commissioners said they hope to reach a decision in the closed session and then return to an open meeting to announce their plans and officially vote. The remaining three said they expect that to happen.

"We'll come out and make a vote one way or another," Stuehrenberg predicted. "It's my understanding we'll make a decision Tuesday."

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