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(Galesburg, IL)  --  For a third time, members of the Galesburg City Council voted down a gas use tax.  At an earlier work session, a majority of the council favorted levying the tax, but last week, the council voted down the tax by a 4-3 vote.  That means that the city council would have to approve a budget for the next fiscal year that will include over $600,000 in cuts.  One of the cuts would be a captain's position with the Galeburg Fire Department.  Alderman voted to cut $95,000 for vehicle replacement and a $100,000 reduction in the city's contingency fund allotman.  Several other cuts were also approve.  Council approved the budget by a 6-1 vote.


 

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