Sheriff's department could face budget cuts

February 22, 2010 3:41:09 PM PST
The Harris County Sheriff's Department could find out tomorrow whether they will be asked to cut millions more from an already tight budget. Harris County Commissioners are trying to figure out how to make up for falling tax revenues. The sheriff's department has already cut more than $34 million from its 2010 - 2011 budget, and we're told commissioners may ask the department to shave off another $15 million.

Most of the original cuts came from overtime and spending on the county jail. There's no word yet on what effect the new cuts could have when it comes to public safety.

We'll be covering tomorrow's meeting, and we'll bring you any new developments.


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