by: Karen Hopper, KTLO
A number of Marion County government employees are facing reduced hours due to budget constraints identified earlier this year, with the financial impact of the COVID-19 looming.
Marion County Judge John Massey tells KTLO in Mountain Home that every option is being considered to address the known shortfall.
The reduction in hours is estimated to save the county $15-$20,000 per pay period.
The reduced hours are planned to begin May 10 and continue until August. Judge Massey says at that point, the budget will be reviewed again.
Marion County Officials were already looking at a budget shortfall for this year prior to the start of the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak.
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