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A Better East Texas: Smith County Commissioner's:Joel Baker's Response

Last week this segment challenged the Smith County Commissioner's recent decision to give themselves a pay raise. In fairness I invited Smith County judge Joel Baker to respond.  Although he declined the invitation to appear as a guest commentator he did offer this response.

Thank you for the opportunity for a guest commentary on KLTV. Your station is such a respected member of the community, and I know this would be a powerful tool to speak to the citizens of Smith County. However, while I would love to do one now, I would rather address the community when it comes time to make a jail proposal. The jail is the most important issue facing the county now, and I hope the rest of the court will join me in keeping their eyes on the ball.

Your views are always welcome on this issue and any others you feel are important to our community. You can write me at a better east Texas at kltv.com.

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