Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 6:30 AM EDT Oct 6, 2019 LANSING — Just recently, officials in Roscommon County in northern Michigan were finalizing the 2020 budget and worrying over about how to erase a projected $200,000 deficit. But that was before Monday, when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued 147 line-item vetoes and killed a range of payments affecting the county general fund, the sheriff's patrol, and the jail, among other areas. Now Roscommon, which has 24,000 residents and a budget of just over $9 million, is looking at an $800,000 shortfall. "There is definitely going to be a reduction in staff, if this thing sticks," Robert Schneider, chairman of the county board of commissioners, said Friday. Schneider, a Democrat and retired supermarket manager who is in his 13th year on the county board, said the only saving grace for Roscommon is that, unlike many other counties, its fiscal year does not start until Jan.1. He hopes that allows time for … [Read more...] about Whitmer chopped $1B from the state budget. Now what?