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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 has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
(715) 273-4334
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