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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 former Statewide Contributor for

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