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The Marin Independent Journal: Supervisors wisely have shelved plans to give themselves a raise.

They did get the 3 percent "cost-of-living" pay increase that all county workers got last July and will be in line for another cost-of-living hike in five months.

Supervisors also could have given themselves a 10 percent raise because their salary is supposed to be 60 percent of what Superior Court judges make.

If that 8-year-old formula had been applied, supervisors' annual pay would have been boosted from $97,739 to $107,000.

The political timing for giving themselves a big raise couldn't be much worse. Many Marin taxpayers have either lost their jobs or worry about holding onto them as the economy worsens.

We applaud them for setting the right example.

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