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Budget cuts hit home


By Bonnie Shelton

WESTON (WAOW)--Some say Governor Walker's proposed cuts will save the state millions, but what does it mean here at home?

Village of Weston Administrator Dean Zuleger said if passed without amendment, the bill would save money the village money, but possibly not enough.

According to Zuleger, if passed as is the budget repair bill would save the village around $78,000 dollars. However, Zuleger said he expects around $150,000 dollars to be cut from the Village of Weston's budget come February 22nd when the Governor's state budget is announced.

Zuleger said he supports the bill, but only if there are no exemptions made for police, fire and state troopers.

If they are included in the cuts, Zuleger said the village could save around 185,000 dollars, which will offset the losses he expects in Walker's budget.

If not, he says at least three village employees could lose their jobs.

The bill is still under debate, and according to the Associated Press, a Republican leader in the Wisconsin Senate says the GOP plans no major changes in Gov. Scott Walker's proposal.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton


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