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Potential insurance hikes concern commissioners

DAVENPORT — As budget season approaches, potential insurance rate hikes could prove to be a thorn in the side of the Lincoln County Commissioners, who voiced their concern with the possible reality at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 16.

Commissioner Scott Hutsell said Washington Counties Risk Group could raise rates between 50% and 60%, which could be a $400,000 increase. Later, fellow Commissioner Rob Coffman said the Risk Group confirmed the rates could be as high as 60% via a letter issued Wednesday, Oct. 18.

“So at one point do we say no to them, that we don’t want insurance anymore?” a...


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