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New pay mode pitched for Texas deputies

Commissioners are expected to vote next week on the proposal, which officials hope will save at least $2.8 million

By Kevin Krause

DALLAS — Dallas County commissioners said Tuesday they want to cut 10 sheriff warrant deputy positions and have 20 deputy constables attempt to pay for themselves by targeting ticket scofflaws who owe the county money.

When the 20 deputy constables can no longer generate enough revenue, those positions also will be cut, under the plan worked out in an afternoon budget session.

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