County budget down nearly $600,000

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By Calen McKinney

Taylor County will operate with about $600,000 less this fiscal year than last, even though the County now keeps all of its occupational tax receipts.

The County's 2009-2010 nearly $8.4 million budget was unanimously given second reading Tuesday morning at a special meeting.

Magistrates had first reading of the budget in April. The budget approved Tuesday night differs from the one given preliminary approval in that it reflects the Court's vote earlier this year to do away with the current occupational tax agreement. Doing away with the agreement means the County will receive all of the occupational tax proceeds, which were previously split with the City.

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