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Josephine County Tries Another Safety Ballot Measure


Once more with feeling: Josephine County votes on a public safety levy. 

The May 16th election ballots just went out, and the ballots include a property tax levy to pay for jail and juvenile center operations in Grants Pass. 

The sheriff's department in the county has been cut to the bone by budget cuts, with deputies on patrol only a few hours a day. 

Several earlier levy requests have lost at the polls.  Commissioner Dan DeYoung and Josephine County Republican Party Chair Joshua Robinson join us. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.