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August 23, 2014
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Sullivan County cuts workers


County officials used $7 million in reserve funds to balance the 2011 budget funds that will not be available next year. Unless sales tax revenues unexpectedly rebound with surprising strength, which officials are not expecting, the budget process for 2012 could mean an even greater number of layoffs in combination with a significant property tax increase, unless Albany passes a two percent property tax increase cap, in which case the layoffs will be even more significant.