Tension in Griggs County: All-new county leaders slash budgets and, some say, create climate of fear
COOPERSTOWN — Four months after voters replaced all five Griggs County commissioners in a recall election, the replacements have been busy slashing the budget, cutting jobs and trying to implement a controversial construction project that they had opposed.
“We’re doing all we can to make sure taxes don’t increase,” said Commissioner John Wakefield, one of the five who took office in October. “We hope we don’t have to and we won’t, unless we get approval from the taxpayers.”
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