Thursday, September 12, 2013

Daily Journal Reports Johnson County Must Trim $1 Million from Budget

From the Johnson County Daily Journal:

The county needs to cut about $1 million off what it will spend next year on employee salaries, government offices and programs.

If the county approved all of the spending requested by departments in 2014, including raises for employees, new supplies and increased operational costs, the county would spend about $950,000 more than it brings in through taxes and fees, financial consultant Mike Reuter said. County council members are meeting with department managers this week and reviewing each budget request.

Earlier this year, Reuter had predicted a $400,000 shortfall for 2014, assuming that all county departments would not increase spending outside salaries.