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State legislators visit Washington

Posted: Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 at 4:09 am

Around 30 people came to the Washington County Courthouse yesterday to get an update on state government from Senator Becky Schmitz and Representative Larry Marek. Budget cuts, health care, issuing bonds for road work and education were some of the biggest concerns expressed by area residents. Both legislators say they and their colleagues face some difficult decisions in figuring out the new budget. In all, state programs and agencies could be facing nearly eight percent in cuts.

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