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Judge-Executive Steve Wood listens during a Fiscal Court caucus meeting. Photo by Cheyene Miller.
Fiscal court likely to implement payroll tax

Members of Grant County Fiscal Court told citizens on Feb. 13 that a 2 percent payroll tax is likely their answer to the impending budget shortfall, along with spending reductions to each department.

Executive-Judge Steve Wood read a statement to begin the caucus meeting and addressed several ideas floated in prior meetings. He said borrowing from the public library’s $2 million surplus was not a legal option, nor was closing the jail, which constitutes about 35 percent of the Fiscal Court budget.

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