Thursday, May 14, 2015

County approves tight 2015-2016 budget

Warns that layoffs could happen next year
J-E Editor

The 2015-2016 Fiscal Year looks to be a tough one for Webster County Fiscal Court. Magistrates approved the first reading of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with a caution that the look ahead is not good. That road could include layoffs and major budget cuts over the next twelve months.

“You need to meet with all the department heads and urge them to be very frugal,” County Treasurer Paula Guinn told magistrates.