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By Jacob Jones

Sheriff's office down $200,000, other depts cut 5 percent


More than half of Whitman County’s initial $338,000 in spending cuts in response to COVID-19 budget impacts will likely come from the Sheriff’s Office as other departments also planned for reductions of up to 5 percent.

County Administrative Services Director Gary Petrovich previously estimated an approximately $600,000 drop in sales tax revenue for the county’s 2020 budget due to COVID-19 closures. A tentative plan for budget reductions would impose cuts to nearly all of the county’s 23 departments.

Sheriff Brett Myers confirmed about $200,000 of the initial cuts would come from hi...

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