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County looks to trim budget for 2021


October 8, 2020

COLFAX – Whitman County Administrative Services Director Jessica Jensema and county departments have begun the process to find $800,000 to cut from the original 2020 county budget as they work toward adopting a 2021 budget by the end of the year.

Two weeks ago, county commissoners directed Jensema to meet with departments that had increases planned for next year, to find cuts to account for a $1.5 million difference in revenue vs. expenses in 2020, so far.

The reductions are sought from last December's projected 2020 numbers – which does not take into account amendments made this year a...

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