Rising costs, fewer state and federal dollars and falling county revenues have pushed Carroll's deficit over $5 million, spurring immediate cutbacks, reduced work forces and, for the first time, talk of possible layoffs. Are cuts in order for public health and safety agencies? Should salary cuts and layoffs among county workers be considered?Should the proposed $110.3 million school budget be cut? What and how much should specific programs be cut? Should taxes be increased? Byhow much and for what purposes? Please explain.
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