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Washoe County buyouts to deal with shortfall total 86

Eighty-six veteran Washoe County employees, many of whom run services ranging from animal control to finances, have accepted buyouts to retire early.

County Manager Katy Simon told the Reno Gazette-Journal that their positions are being eliminated, and more staff cuts are looming to help deal with an estimated $6.8 million budget shortfall.

She said by the end of December, another 19 employees will be laid off .

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