THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

St. Lawrence County is changing the formula used to calculate worker’s compensation contributions from municipalities that participate in the self-funded insurance program. The formula will use risk factors and actual payouts to determine contributions, whereas the prior method took property value into consideration.

The change will lower payments for many municipalities and the county, but Massena and Ogdensburg will pay significantly more.

Do you agree with the new method of calculating worker’s compensation insurance contributions?

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Results will be posted July 24.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:

St. Lawrence County residents who use cell phones may see a new monthly 30-cent fee for each cell phone line, beginning in December.

At a Finance Committee meeting June 26, legislators called for a public hearing on a proposal that would levy a new surcharge on cell phones to help fund the E911 systems operating within the county.

The proposal still requires approval from the full Board of Legislators before it would take effect. A public hearing is currently planned for Aug. 7.

Do you support this proposal?

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