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10:13 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Missouri Making Up Snow Days

Jefferson City, MO – School districts in Missouri must be in session for 174 days.

Roger Dorsen with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says six more days must be added to the school calendar to account for snow days. He says they can be classified during scheduled breaks, on holidays, or at the end of the school year.

Dorsen says after those six days are used, districts must make up one day of class for every two snow days.

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8:36 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Burlington Budget Includes Tax Hike

Burlington, IA – City Manager Doug Worden says Burlington's proposed budget for the FY10-FY11 fiscal year is nearly $50-million. That's nearly $11-million more than the budget for the previous fiscal year.

Worden says capital expenses account for much of the increase. He says there is money in the budget to replace Cascade Bridge, to improve the wastewater treatment plant, and to upgrade sewers.

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WIUM Local
7:10 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Budget Cutting Discussion Turns Testy

Macomb, IL – Macomb Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett says those elected to office should be willing to make some sacrifices as the city looks for ways to cut spending.

Dorsett suggests the salaries for the mayor and city clerk be slashed by 30%. That would reduce the mayor's pay from $40,000 per year to $28,000 and the clerk's annual pay from $36,743 to $25,720.

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Thu February 11, 2010

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