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Chautauqua County lawmakers act on changes to stem nearly $500,000 shortfall in DHHS budget...

County lawmakers have taken action to help fill a $495,000 shortfall in the 2016 budget caused by a Health and Human Services Department clerical error.  Legislators last night approved a measure that will use $230,000 in juvenile care funds to help cover the department's under-budgeted Medicaid expense.  County Legislator Pierre Chagnon, who chairs the Audit and Control Committee, says the gap has been significantly reduced.  Chagnon says it covers all but $94,000 of the gap, and he commended the DHHS staff for their efforts.  But, that doesn't mean there aren't other concerns -- including the NRG Payment in Lieu of Tax payment reductions.  Still... County Executive Vince Horrigan says he isn't overly concerned at this point.  Horrigan says he's optimistic... partly because sales tax revenues have been strong so far this year.  In other action, the County Legislature approved $10,000 in bed tax funding to help offset the costs of an air show that will be held over the 4th of July weekend in the city of Dunkirk.


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