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Pierce County departments react to budget cuts

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Some Pierce County departments will look a lot different when the calendar turns Jan. 1, 2011.

At its June meeting, the County Board ordered departments to reduce their 2011 budgets by 3.4%.

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That figure resulted from reducing the 3% increase on the operating levy the state will allow by $190,000, Finance Director Julie Brickner told the board then.

It would generate $240,000 in additional property taxes, she continued, but required the reduction.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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