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08/10/06 - Angelina County

Budget Talks Continue

by Ramonica R. Jones

Budget talks continued Thursday in Angelina County. All week, the Commissioners Court has been listening to financial requests from each department. County leaders have a few more weeks to turn in their report to get those requests approved.

Many department heads want raises for their workers. Others want more money for newer equipment, but not all of them will get what they ask for.

County Judge Joe Berry said, "It would require such an increase in taxation and revenue that it's just impossible, and we try to look at what's absolutely necessary and what would benefit a department to keep its operation up."  

The I.T. department was the last to make a request for more funding. County budget workshops will resume Monday or Tuesday. A definite decision on which departments will get what won't be made for another week.

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