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Despite budget shortfall, EC Sheriff asks for more deputies to staff new jail

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EAU CLAIRE - Eau Claire County leaders already face a $1.8 million dollar projected budget shortfall. Now, the Sheriff's Department is asking for 17 additional officers for the county's new jail.

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The new hires would cost Eau Claire County an estimated million dollars. The county has been paying a half-million dollars each year to house its inmates in other jails.

Earlier the sheriff had asked for 22 new correctional officers, so the latest request is actually a step back.

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