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Budget Cuts Will Impact Lee County Workers

Keokuk, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors has approved a reduction of the workweek by one hour for union workers starting July 16. It also voted in favor of having non-union workers pay for a portion of their health insurance coverage. Board Chairman Rick Larkin says these steps could save the county as much as $100,000 in the upcoming fiscal year. The cost-cutting manuevers will likely negate 3% pay hikes set to take effect for all county workers and elected leaders on July 1.