John LakinIf a measure to place a measure on the November ballot that could limit the County's maximum tax rate is successful, passage of the measure could have public safety ramifications according to the county's sheriff.  Budget cuts of about $600,000 to the Sheriff's budget and another $200,000 for the State's Attorney's Office are predicted if the effort is successful.

John Lakin tells The Big Z those kind of cuts could mean layoffs for deputies, jailers, probation officers and prosecutors.

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The tax savings on a $100,000 home under this proposal would only be about $6 per year, according to information released by the county. 


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