Latah County commissioners hold purse strings for sheriff’s dept. budget

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Sheriff Rausch would like to increase employee salaries by four-percent.
MOSCOW, ID - The Latah County Commissioners are in the process of deciding how the county will spend taxpayer's money in the upcoming fiscal year.

Wednesday afternoon the Board of Commissioners heard budget requests from the sheriff's office, which is the department that makes up the largest portion of the county's budget. Latah County Sheriff Wayne Rausch said he'd like to increase employee salaries by four-percent. He said it's been awhile since many of his employees have gotten a raise.