Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield is expecting budget cuts in 2009.
“Like every other government, we have budget cuts,” Barfield said. “It seems like every other week, we’re getting hit with another budget cut.”
Barfield said his office weathered two budget cuts within the fiscal year, and just heard plans for another 7 percent cut to come soon. The bulk of the funding for his office goes to staff salaries, but so far he hasn’t had to lay off any employees.
“We certainly want to keep people working,” he said.