Green River Star -

By David Martin

Funding was a major issue during 2016


In 2016, one word dominated the headlines and discussion throughout local governments: funding.

While the Green River City Council has dealt with decreased revenues for the past several years, the issue spread to the Sweetwater County government after a decline in the county’s valuation resulted in a 20 percent decline in the 2016-2017 budget.

Wally Johnson and the other commissioners told residents layoffs would be a last resort and held true to that statement as county employees were not eliminated in the process of reigning in the budget to match the anticipated revenues. The county ha...

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