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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Discussing the Budget Shortfall for 2021

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Discussing the Budget Shortfall for 2021, as leaders look to make up an 8 million dollar deficit.

Posted: Aug 19, 2020 9:56 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2020 10:21 AM

One big issue facing the City of Evansville during the pandemic is an $8 million budget shortfall for 2021.

Much of that lost revenue can be linked back to the Tropicana Casino being shut down, which is estimated to generate roughly $1 million a month for the city.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke joined us Wednesday morning to chat about the challenge different departments face, as well as lack of funding for area non-profits desperate for aid during these trying times.

The Evansville City Council plans on wrapping up the discussion with the 3rd round of talks Wednesday evening.

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We're going to be looking out for another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs should peak in the mid to high 90s with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 105°. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. By that time there is a good potential of some rainfall and storms picking up across the Tri-State. There is a chance we could see some severe weather develop with these storms. We'll start to see relief return Friday afternoon into Saturday.
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