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County budget tops $1 billion with help from ARPA funding

The Merced County budget has topped a billion dollars for the first time in history, but elected officials are warning the public not to get used to it. County supervisors unanimously approved the 2022-23 final budget on Tuesday. At $1 billion and 57 million, the new budget is $212 million more than last year’s final budget. But much of the jump…

Elections chief touts preparedness

“Make a plan.” That’s the advice from Darlene Ingersoll, the Merced County Registrar of Voters, who is leading the effort to organize the general election this November amid statewide changes to the voting process. It’s not Ingersoll’s first election in the county – that was the 2020 presidential election, when she worked under her outgoing…

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