- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

PERU, Ind. (AP) - Officials in a northern Indiana county are struggling to find $1.7 million to cut from the 2015 budget to compensate for a sharp drop in projected tax revenue.

Miami County had submitted an $8.3 million 2015 budget to the state, but now state officials say the county can only expect $6.6 million in tax revenue next year.

Miami County Commissioner Josh Francis tells the Kokomo Tribune (https://bit.ly/1lNVCCq ) that the projected revenue is the lowest he’s seen in years.

The county council is considering laying off at least three workers, reducing other employees to part-time status and selling the Miami County Museum to the county’s historical society for $1.

Francis says the county is also considering more staff cuts and increasing insurance premiums for county employees.


Information from: Kokomo Tribune, https://www.ktonline.com

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