Local Health Departments Struggling with Budgets
JACKSON COUNTY -- Money is tight for many agencies, thanks to less support at both the state and federal levels. County health departments are among the groups struggling to come up with enough funding for the upcoming fiscal year.
Officials at the Jackson County Health Department say they've been forced to make changes since the recession in 2008 and, each year, it only gets more difficult. If they can't come up with funding, they may be forced to stop offering some services to the public.
Miriam Link-Mullison has her hands full developing the Jackson County Health Department's budget. With a new fiscal year fast approaching on December 1st, numbers don't look good.
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