GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - After more than an hour of debate, Brown County Supervisors voted to place on file a proposal to eliminate health benefits for themselves. Last year during approval of the 2012 budget, Supervisors voted to double their premiums if they wanted health benefits. But County Executive Troy Streckenbach vetoed the $68,000 for Supervisor benefits, thinking if it’s unfunded, Supervisors would not have access to them. Supervisors are considered part time employees, and Streckenbach doesn’t feel they should get health benefits. However, the option for Supervisor benefits is still available under county policy. During the spring a number of Supervisors thought they still had access to them, which began a two month long legal debate about an unfunded mandate. One unknown Supervisor even threatened to sue. The Corporation Counsel office, the county's legal department, hasn't been very helpful in rendering a legal opinion on the matter, as the department has been without a leader until this week. The question of if benefits are still offered, even without funding, remains unanswered. So the county board voted to ask the state Attorney General’s office to weigh in.
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