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Gregg County spending plan about $800,000 smaller

Gregg County spending plan about $800,000 smaller
Gregg County

POSTED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:59pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 8:14pm

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt will lay out a $47 million proposed spending plan for fiscal 2013-14 on Tuesday that’s almost $800,000 smaller than this year’s budget.

That’s largely thanks to having made capital expenditures for large projects this year. Those will require $5.6 million less local tax money than this year’s capital outlays, such as the terminal renovation at East Texas Regional Airport and the George Richey Road extension.

The budget proposal, so far, has developed during discussions between the judge, as chief administrator for the county, and department heads and fellow elected officials each charged with submitting their own spending plans.

Tuesday will be the commissioners court’s first look at the overall plan, which must win approval by the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1. The meeting is at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the Gregg County Courthouse.

Continue reading this story from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal here.

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