This year's jail budget is expected to fall about $600,000 short, and possible solutions to the problem could affect every Taylor County resident where it hurts most - in their wallets.
The Fiscal Court's Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee met Monday night to discuss the 2009-2010 jail budget.
After a short discussion, the Committee considered five possible options to combat the shortfall:
- Do nothing, which Magistrate James Jones described as not a legitimate option.
- Raise the occupational tax rate.