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The truth about sheriff's department budget
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I feel it is important to clarify some serious misinformation that Dick Beyer communicated in a letter to the editor recently published in your newspaper. The letter concerned the 2008 budget of the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department and wrongfully asserted that the department had gone over budget by some $408,000. Once again, Mr. Beyer, himself a former member of the county board who served for several years on the finance committee, either has failed to gather all of the facts or is deliberately misrepresenting those facts.The reality if that the Sheriff's Department was over budget by $36,665.