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Removal of council chairman's tax bill message cost county double

Removal of council chairman's tax bill message cost county double

County Executive Steve Schuh's decision to remove the council chairman's budget message from this year's tax insert, requiring the county to pay for reprints, will be subject to an audit, according to emails between county officials obtained by The Capital. County Auditor Teresa Sutherland asked more than a dozen administration officials for copies of all correspondence, including emails and text messages from county and personal accounts, that discuss the decision to remove Council Chairman Jerry Walker's message. She also requested invoices to show how much it cost county taxpayers. Sutherland said she decided on her own to conduct the audit. Last week,...

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