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COVID-19 Hangs Over County Manager's Budget -Brevard NC


Last updated 6/1/2020 at 8:35am

With the impact of COVID-19 in mind, County Manager Jaime Laughter’s $59.7 million general fund budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year features no property tax increase and a 9 percent spending decrease from the current year budget.

Laughter presented her proposed budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. During the months it takes to prepare a budget, a pandemic happened.

“COVID-19 has resulted in a sudden and dramatic change to our economy and our daily lives that did not afford time to carefully react,” Laughter said...

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