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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County commissioners approve budget


December 10, 2020

COLFAX — Commissioners approved a $59 million county budget for 2021.

At $58,989,074, the budget is down from $64,002,692 for 2020.

“It’s definitely been a journey,” Administrative Services Director Jessica Jensema said. “Considering the year it’s been and the absolutely unforeseen future in ’21, I think we did pretty good.

“We knew we would be budgeted to lose money in ‘21.”

The difference in revenues and expenditures is $1,068,187, expected to be covered by the county’s $7.5 million (as of 11 a.m. Tuesday) cash balance. The county also has $2.8 million in general fu...

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