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Jonesboro doubles mayor's salary

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JONESBORO, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In Jonesboro, the city council has doubled the salary of Mayor Leslie Thompson.

The raise came in a 3 to 1 vote, with one council member abstaining. Thompson, and mayor's following him, will now make $70,000 a year.

Council-member Renee Stringer voted against the pay raise. She says the city's books haven't been audited in over five years.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, the contracted auditor gave the city a disclaimer of opinion, putting off the audit further.

Mayor Thompson was arrested for malfeasance back in February.


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