Link to October 12 Wausau Daily Herald article, "Marathon County tax rate to rise as Administrator Brad Karger changes funding process, proposes cuts".
As part of the 2010 budget process, Marathon County Board members ranked funding priorities for public services following focus groups with residents. They are:
1. Public safety
3. Vulnerable populations
5. Community development
A photo caption notes that [t]he county budget proposes freezing or cutting library funding.