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STAFF REPORT

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb (R-San Marcos) has kicked off the county budget process by recommending a $150.1 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year.

The budget includes $75.8 million for general maintenance and operations. Under Cobb’s proposal, the property tax rate under the new budget will remain at 46.9 cents per $100 of taxable value.

The budget also includes funds for a new collective bargaining agreement covering many law enforcement positions, and a four-percent pool of funds for all other employees to cover merit, cost-of-living and/or market adjustment raises. The latter pool comes to $706,000.

County commissioners will continue working through the budget proposal during a series of meetings and public hearings through the month. Commissioners are expected to approve a budget in early September.

The county’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

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