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Richland County commissioners (left to right) Cliff Mears, Tony Vero and Darrell Banks (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- It's not unusual for mid-year department budget requests to exceed projected revenues in Richland County.

But with sales tax revenue flatlined due to inflation at a 40-year high, county commissioners expressed caution on Thursday.

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