Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:49 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 22, 2013 10:33 AM
PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dramatically scaling back his request for additional funding for his department.
Arpaio had requested a $274 million increase in funding, with $240 million of that for a new jail.
But The Arizona Republic reports that the sheriff says he's had second thoughts and decided that building a new jail amounted to a "wish list" that can wait.
Arpaio says his top priority is getting pay raises for sheriff's personnel.
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