Employee raises among cuts to county budget

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Council slashes $900K in 2019 spending


Staff Writer


TELL CITY – The county council has slashed its way through the 2019 budget, trimming about $920,000 compared to initial requests submitted by the individual offices. Among the largest cuts in the $5.41 million spending plan came from foregoing pay raises for workers next year.

Initially planning for potential 3-percent across-the-board pay hikes, the council said it saw little other alternative to balancing the books.  The move will save more than $140,000 to the general fund coffers.

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