The Escanaba City Council is meeting today to discuss needed budget cuts to balance the 2022-23 budget. The council must approve a new budget by July 1. The city is expecting a revenue shortfall of more than $1 million. The proposed cuts spurred a public reaction at Thursday city council meeting over a 40 percent reduction in the Escanaba Public Library’s budget. One suggestion was to raise taxes to pay for city services. That is something that Councilmember Tyler Dubord says could be discussed.
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