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      Montgomery County employees could see pay raises

      Montgomery County government and public safety employees could soon have thicker wallets.{}A freeze in cost-of-living raises seems to be thawing out, the Rockville Patch reports.

      The Montgomery County Council's Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committees voted unanimously Thursday to support a proposal to raise salaries by up to 3.25 percent.

      If approved as part of the county budget, the raise would go into effect in September. Police officers, who haven't{}had a raise in four years, would{}see a 2.1 percent increase in July. Fire and rescue workers would see a 2.75 increase in July.

      The measure goes to the full council on April 30.

      READ MORE: rockvillepatch.com