KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Monday, 4/11/11, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Carlos Rivera, Santa Cruz County Interim Manager, says Santa Cruz County is about to begin its budget process in April, but the State Legislature has to take some action first.  He says “We want to wait until the state passes a budget to see what additional hits the counties will take.” He says the Governor’s proposal suggests a minimal impact on Counties, while Legislators are proposing much larger cuts. He says he has been “lobbying” the Legislature in Phoenix, trying to let them know how their cuts will only lead to reduced services and higher costs at the County level.