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Preliminary Budget Review Suggests Hard Decisions Need To Be Made

By Reagan ConnellyFor several months, Jefferson County Commissioners have warned the community that this year’s budget may require some hard decisions. Inflation, the increased cost of fuel and increased wages to combat an ongoing staffing shortage has resulted in skyrocketing costs across the board for the county.Commissioner Mark Schoenrock has noted on multiple occasions, “Nobody wants us to raise taxes, but nobody wants services cut, either.”Commissioners have encouraged public input in the budget process.On Tuesday, July 26, Brian Blobaum, CPA, of Blobaum and Busboom PC met with commissioners for a preliminary budget discussion. Blobaum...

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