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$5.1B Wash. state county budget would cut 300 jobs

The King County Council Budget Committee is recommending a $5.1 billion budget for next year that reduces expected spending by $60 million, eliminating more than 300 jobs.

The council said in a statement the cuts will include 28 sheriff's deputies and 16 attorneys from the prosecutor's office.

The council says it was able to preserve nearly $24 million in spending because all county employees except sheriff's deputies agreed to give up cost-of-living increases.

The budget recommended Friday now goes to the full council for a vote.