Split Board of Supervisors approve tentative spending plan for coming fiscal year

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Paul Young City News Service RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A divided Board of Supervisors Tuesday tentatively approved a $6.46 billion budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, restoring some appropriations to Riverside County public safety agencies that had been in line for reductions. The 3-2 vote in favor of the spending plan, which must be formally ratified in September, came after a roughly 90-minute debate that appeared to be trending toward a stalemate until Supervisors Jeff Hewitt, Karen Spiegel and Kevin Jeffries got behind an option that had been presented by the Executive Office at the outset of the budget hearing, but which no one initially wanted to embrace. Supervisors Manuel Perez and Chuck Washington opposed the motion based on their desire for further adjustments. ``We're basic
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