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County budget has no tax hike
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Warren County government’s contentious budget battle for fiscal year 2016-17 came to an end Monday night. The full Warren County Commission unanimously approved the budget as presented by Budget and Finance Committee chair Terry Bell during its monthly meeting.“This is approval for the consolidated county budget for the fiscal year 2016-17,” said Bell. “Budget and Finance reevaluated the budget at the tax levy of $1.9661 and it was approved during the session with a vote of 4-0.”A county Financial Management Committee meeting was held just prior and members unanimously approved the proposed budget.It marks the 14 consecutive year the county has passed its budget without a tax increase.The budget contains almost $400,000 earmarked to pay architectural services for the $7.5 million Warren County Jail expansion project.