Wyrick to Villines: Give up the bonus | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wyrick to Villines: Give up the bonus

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 5:29 PM

I'm surprised it took Republican Phil Wyrick, a candidate for county judge, a full day to get this news release out. He'd look a little braver and a little less opportunistic if he'd declared HE'd veto a bonus for ALL county employees, rather than just calling on Judge Buddy Villlines not to accept his 3 percent bonus. But that might not be politically prudent.

WYRICK NEWS RELEASE

Little Rock- The Pulaski County Quorum Court last night voted to give the county’s 1,200 full-time employees and elected officials a bonus equal to 3 percent of their annual salaries.

According to Pulaski County Comptroller Mike Hutchens, this bonus will cost the general fund between $775,000 and $800,000.

Judge Buddy Villines who receives $85,000 in salary would receive an estimated $2,550 in bonus.

Phil Wyrick, candidate for Pulaski County Judge, challenges Villines to not accept the bonus and return it to the general fund to be used to help fund more beds in the county jail.

Wyrick said, “ During this tough time in our economy we’re all sympathetic to the financial needs of our county employees and their families. However, I don’t believe now is the right time for Buddy Villines to take a $2550 bonus from the taxpayers. I believe that leadership is about leading by example, so I would refuse to take the bonus based on the current economic situation in both America and Pulaski County. I would like to challenge my opponent to refuse the bonus and use it to house more prisoners! “

Commenting on receiving the endorsement of the editorial page of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Wyrick said “ I was both excited and honored to be endorsed by the Democrat Gazette. The Democrat Gazette’s endorsement mentioned several of the reasons that I’m running for Pulaski County Judge. My candidacy is receiving this and other endorsements because of my stand on keeping criminals off the streets by having the jail running at full strength, protecting our drinking water in Lake Maumelle and restoring honest and integrity to county government.”

16 Years is enough!

It’s time for Change!!!!!


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • LR charter school application withdrawn for this year

    Friendship Aspire Academy has withdrawn its request to move up plans to open a charter school in Little Rock by a year to take advantage of a vacant building being remodeled by the Walton Family Foundation for another charter operator that withdrew.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • Another prison death under investigation

    John Howell, 58, who was serving a life sentence for capital murder in Garland County, died shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday after being found unresponsive on the floor of his barracks at the Cummins Unit, a spokesman said.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • With Trump, of course, there's a catch

    So the heroic Donald Trump proposes a compromise to tearing families apart - jailing them indefinitely.
    • Jun 20, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas Supreme Court refuses to rehear invalidation of marijuana act

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a request to rehear its decision invalidating Issue 7, the medical marijuana initiated act.
    • Nov 3, 2016
  • LR Police Chief Buckner in running for Charleston, S.C. job

    KATV reports that Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner is one of five finalists for the job of police chief in Charleston, S.C., and will be visit Charleston next week as part of the process.
    • Feb 2, 2018
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation