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Welcome to Lawrence's budget woes

Posted by Your Town  January 7, 2008 11:08 PM

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More than 40 city workers were laid off last month to close a budget deficit.

Then the outgoing City Council failed to approve new tax rates and declined to raise the water rates before leaving office.

Now the city assessor will not be able to send out property tax bills on time.

Read all about it here in Russell Contreras' piece on Lawrence's troubles.

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