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By David Martin

County's fiscal outlook remains grim


As Sweetwater County’s offices and agencies prepare to present budgets to the county commissioners, the funding picture for the county remains grim.

The county is looking at an $8 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year, roughly a 20-percent decrease in revenues from last year. The county commissioners voted 3-2 to notify county agencies to request at least a 20-percent decrease in funding from the previous year. The two dissenting votes come from Commissioners Reid West and Randy Wendling. Both believe the cut should have been dropped to 15 percent, which would have utilized $2 milli...

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