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By Ed Hall

By Ed Hall

Key to balancing: slash local inmate costs to $60 a day

The Baker County Commission now realizes the only way to balance its $21 million budget for the coming year without a tax increase is to reduce the amount paid to the non-profit Baker County Development Corporation [BCDC] to house local prisoners. Read More »

Inspired by goofy ‘Stephen Wright’ aphorisms

I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now I can’t find him.

I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

I always like to start off the new school year with a quote that will guide me through the year. It’s usually something thoughtful and inspiring, so that if I’m struggling or having a bad day I can look at it and say, “Okay. That’s right. I’ve got this.” Read More »

County commission’s goal: balance budget without added tax

Baker County commissioners may be able to accomplish something next month that has eluded them for years: achieving a balanced budget without dipping into cash reserves or raising taxes to fund county expenses in 2015-16.

At least, that’s the goal. Read More »

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