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April 12, 2019

Jailers could keep $130K overpay

RICHLAND (AP) — A judge says Benton County was wrong to automatically deduct money from 85 jail officers' paychecks who were overpaid three years ago.

The Tri-City Herald reports Benton County Superior Court Judge Sam Swanberg ruled this week that the county can't just take the $130,000 back from the employees without first negotiating with their union.

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