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A challenging year

The county’s budget took a lot of work to produce

It’s nice to know the system still works.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the county’s 2015 budget. It is a spending package that calls for a 1.37 percent increase in spending and a 1.723 increase in the mill levy.
Now, one can approve or not of the spending hike or approve or not of the tax hike. But, that is a debate left for another day.
This year’s budget was presented to the commission three weeks late. Why? The audit was late. Why? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can ...

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