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Carroll balances budget with no tax hike

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County spending plan tops $80M, with about half of that paying for education.

By Shaina Stockton

HILLSVILLE — Carroll County is one of many localities forced to move forward with incomplete spending plans this year because of legislators’ indecisiveness over the state budget.
However, county officials say they are pleased to have reached a budget agreement that will not include a tax increase for residents this year.
The fiscal year 2015 operating budget totals $80.4 million.
Budget approvals were short and sweet this month, spanning over two separate meetings on May 5 and May 12.


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