DALLAS - Maricopa County, Ariz., the nation's fourth most populous county, will delay or reduce most capital projects as part of a $122 million reduction in spending under the $2.1 billion budget that goes into effect July 1.

The deep cuts represent 5.4% of the $2.3 billion budget for the current fiscal year and will include payroll reductions and other measures approved Monday after months of disputes between the county's 50 departments.

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