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Worcester County Budget Impacts Nonprofits

Posted: Jun 07, 2018 8:52 PM Updated:
SNOW HILL, Md.- Worcester County nonprofits are saying a new budget does not completely cut it for them. It is because of cuts coming to their budgets. 
The Art League of Ocean City, the Mar-Va Theater and the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City are some of the nonprofits impacted by the budget cuts. 
Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic says the timing of the budget cuts is not fair.  

"You can't change the rule of the games midway through," he said. "A lot of these nonprofits  have had their budgets already set, they are counting on this money from the county. They have gotten the money from the county, year after year after year, and we're cutting it off right now."
Instead of giving more money to nonprofits, commissioners voted to increase funding for local fire departments. 
Commissioner Ted Elder describes the budget cuts as fair. 
"I think the citizens need to be able to call 9-1-1 and have someone there if their  house is on fire. I think it's far more important," says Elder. 
The new budget will be implemented by July 1 in Worcester County. 

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