Commissioners resume budget workshop Monday

Steve Reagan
Staff Writer

Howard County Commissioners will hold the latest in a series of budget workshops when they convene at 1 p.m. Monday in the second floor conference room of the county courthouse.
Budget matters have been forefront in commissioners’ minds since news came down earlier this month that mineral valuations — a major source of taxable revenue for the county — have figuratively fallen through the floor because of the downturn in the oil economy.
Because of that, it is not a matter of if commissioners will make cuts in the county’s next budget — it’s how deep those cuts will be.