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April 9, 2013

Fiscal Court receptive to SPCU study


Somerset —

“Anything that makes Pulaski County better, I’m for it,” said Magistrate Mike Strunk. “Somerset’s a great city, Pulaski County’s a great place to live, and we all want to better ourselves and better our future for our kids.”
Magistrate Jason Turpen said the study could uncover details about how the city and county governments operate — and whether there is a better option.
“I think the study is a wonderful thing for Pulaski County,” Turpen said. “It’ll let us know a little bit more about the county as a whole and how everything is working now.”
Bullock said the first priority of the effort should be the citizens of the county and city both. 
“I strongly applaud you guys for the step you’re taking, for having the initiative and the foresight to look into the future and explore what would be better for the people of the county,” said Bullock. 
“This unified government could cost me my job,” Bullock continued, “but that’s okay if that’s better for the county because that should be all of our goals, not what’s better for me or better for us, but what’s better for all involved.
“We’d like to see a study done just to see what the difference would be,” Bullock said. 

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