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Sedgwick County commissioners defer vote on crime prevention grant funding

Sedgwick County commissioners put off for a week a decision about whether to cut funding to groups such as Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters due to a reduction in money from the state.

The county is getting about $620,000 less for next year from the state in crime prevention funding, which it in turn hands out to groups that aim to keep young people out of jail.

Staff recommended reducing grants to some groups and eliminating all funding to others, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Commissioner Jim Skelton moved to defer a vote for a week. He said he has some ideas about how to make up funding that he wants to discuss.

The Eagle and Kansas.com first reported on the proposed cuts Monday.

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