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Pierce County budget cuts coming in July?

Post by David Wickert on May 12, 2010 at 9:55 am with 2 Comments »
May 12, 2010 9:55 am

If you’re wondering when Pierce County might see another round of budget cuts, mark July 20 on your calendar.

The County Council on Tuesday set that date to hear three ordinances related to the 2010 budget. For now the ordinances contain no specific changes to the budget. But as the date approaches the council likely will propose amendments that spell out specific cuts or other adjustments.

Last month the council and County Executive Pat McCarthy trimmed $4.9 million from the county’s $269.3 million general fund. County officials already have signaled another cut may be coming later this year unless sales tax and other revenue recover.

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  1. I think the cuts should be made by not giving County employees their cost of living raise. County employees should also contribute to their medical insurance coverage. I wonder how much these cuts is benefits and cost of living increases would total?

  2. tjones_1948 says:

    Pierce County employees already contribute to their medical insurance coverage. For most employees, the contribution increased about $90 per month this year.

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