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Manager's Budget Calls For More Education Spending


May 24, 2018

County Manager Jaime Laughter presented a $51.2 million general fund budget Monday that proposed no property tax increase and operations funding that exceeded what school officials wanted.

Laughter presented her proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins July 1, during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting.

Although Laughter’s budget calls for no property tax increase, Commission Chairman Larry Chapman asked that the funding of the proposed new $31 million courthouse be discussed during the upcoming budget workshop, with a tax increase likely if commissioners approve...

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