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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Commissioners grapple with $1.2 million budget gap

Budget typically balanced with cash reserve


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 6:44pm

DAVENPORT—Budget season is here, and the Lincoln County Commissioners are faced with their annual problem of balancing a budget as expenditures grow year by year. This year, the budget gap is $1.2 million, and commissioner Rob Coffman said the commissioners plan to cover that gap with a reserve cash balance the county has accumulated over the years.

Having a budget gap isn’t a new issue facing the county. $1.2 million was the same gap the commissioners needed to balance for the 2021 budget. Coffman said there’s been a gap every year since he was elected in 2010, and a gap in every ye...

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