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Feud over jail budget years in the making

These days it is next to impossible to follow the news without getting a daily injection of political invective. There is a new reality in the halls of federal and state power –  acrimony has replaced compromise, consensus across the aisle is a distant memory and fingerpointing is the new national pastime.

Judging by recent events, one could assume that Pierce County officials have fallen into this same trap.

I refer to the Pierce County Council’s upcoming vote on a plan to furlough sixteen jail deputies. The debate comes after a wave of budgetary woes – the Great Recession, a

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