Amount near council projections; president credits ‘responsible’ officials

In the not too distant past, the state would approve a general fund budget for Jackson County that came up far short of what the county council had requested.

The days of taking a knife to the budget to make it match a spending level approved by the state, however, are gone.

This year’s state-certified budget, released in March, is an example of how the council has learned not to ask for too much.

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