The Laclede County Commission completed the 2020 budget and once again the county starts 2020 with a surplus of funds. Laclede County Presiding Commissioner, Randy Angst says, being conservative with taxpayers money is important when tackling the budget:

Angst says, as always the two areas that a challenge to budget is county law enforcement and road and bridge:

Angst says it was critical to have more funding to go to law enforcement so that they can keep good deputies working in Laclede County instead of going someplace else for better pay.