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Mayor Moore to veto retirement hike

After voicing her opposition to the nearly 30% retirement benefit hike twice before the vote, Mayor Jan Moore says she plans to veto the vote Friday.

According to the Statesboro Herald, Moore said Thursday in commenting on the indictment of Councilman Gary Lewis, she will veto the increase.

“Even before this indictment, I expressed my opposition to having lame duck members vote on a measure that financially benefits them,” Moore told the Herald. “I will veto the increase in elected official benefits tomorrow (Friday).”

Both outgoing councilmen Britt and Lewis voted yes, along with Travis Chance. John Riggs voted NO, while Phil Boyum chose to abstain.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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