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Carice Golberg Cummins waits on customer Becky Bistodeau at the assessor's office Thursday. County employees will all get 3 percent raises, but those will have to be offset by departmental cuts to achieve a zero-growth budget. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

County faces tough budget decisions

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Hubbard County government will have another meager year in 2011.

"Why are we growing government when we're all going broke?" asked board chair Lyle Robinson.


Department heads will be given last year's figures to work with.

But several factors complicate their budgeting tasks.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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