Benton County Officials Craft Legislative Agenda

Posted: April 18, 2014 at 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials had their eyes on the state treasury Thursday as they considered items they would like to see addressed by the Legislature in 2015.

At A Glance

Committee Action

Benton County’s Legislative Committee agreed to discuss changing state laws with the county’s legislative delegation:

• Setting a limit of not more than two special elections in a year

• Collecting tax on personal property the same year it’s assessed

• Asking the state or cities to pay more of the cost of district courts

• Reform the state retirement system to cap the rate county costs increase

• Change Worker’s Compensation code to allow counseling services for employees

Source: Staff Report

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