Sedgwick County budget debate’s first public hearing expected to draw crowd

The first public hearing will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the third floor of the Sedgwick County Courthouse at 525 N. Main in downtown Wichita. Supporters of programs, groups and services that are slated to be cut are promising a strong showing at the public hearings and at an Old Town rally Friday.

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County budget shortchanges elections staff

Sedgwick County’s 2016 budget proposal touts the addition of two election workers as serving the County Commission’s goals for improving core county services. But County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman requested four new staff positions, and told The Eagle editorial board she “did not give consent to the removal of the two positions.”

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