Thirteen Taney County Road and Bridge Staffers Hit Unemployment Lines

Exceeding the sales tax levy allocated for Taney County's Road and Bridge department Western Taney County Commissioner Jim Strafuss held budget approval hostage until a solution was found to the deficit spending trend. Thirteen jobs were cut from the department.

Official Word from Taney County came today:

Taney County, Missouri, January 08, 2010: Budget concerns and a desire for more efficient operations led to the elimination of 13 positions at Taney County Road and Bridge today.

The positions eliminated were selected based upon a determination of what was in the best interests of the Taney County taxpayers and the efficient operation of Taney County Road and Bridge.