(Cincinnati, Oh.) – The Christmas season is beginning with a proposed budget taking money away from every department in Hamilton County.
County Commissioners will trim $14 million from their 2013 budget – with the idea of closing an equally large budget deficit – when they meet Monday. Hamilton County officials say the budget is being impacted by the loss of local government funds from the state.
Next year's spending plan includes across-the-board, seven percent cuts for nearly every department. Some departments required by state law to be funded at certain levels will be.
Hamilton County officials say their budget is being impacted by the loss of local government funds from the state.
WCPO-TV reports the cuts could mean 250 county employees being laid off from the county's current 2,200 employees, according to the county budget office.