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Hiring freeze, shorter workweeks pondered by county commissioners

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Hubbard County will likely institute a hiring freeze and may look to shorten workweeks by summer if the abysmal economy doesn't turn around.

Those were among the conclusions the Board of Commissioners came to Monday in a work session scheduled to deal with the county budget and institute cuts of at least $900,000. The cuts would bring the county down to the maximum allowable levy under state law, a 4 percent increase over last year.

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