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County budget nears finality

Department figures appear finalized

DAVENPORT—It’s budget season, and the “largest” local budget is that of Lincoln County. Rising medical insurance, risk insurance and other costs have made the 2023 budget a challenge to complete for the Auditor’s Office and county commissioners, but that budget is getting closer to finalization every day.

Chief accountant Rhonda Luiten shared department figures with The Record-Times and said these figures likely won’t be adjusted before the budget is finalized.

The costliest current expense item budgeted is Sheriff operations at $1,344,984, which is a slight decrease from the 2022 figure of $1...


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