Jackson County legislators approved a 2015 budget Monday that features both a slight decrease in spending and the county’s share of the overall property tax levy from a year ago.
Total spending was set at $293 million, which is roughly $4.7 million less than in 2014 and is in keeping with a trend dating to the beginning of County Executive Mike Sanders’ tenure eight years ago.
“We have proposed every year since I’ve been in office a lower budget from the previous budget,” Sanders said, adding that his administration has been able to maintain county services even with less spending.
At the same time, he said, sales tax revenue has been trending upward and the county’s bond continues to see improvement.
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“That puts us in very financial footing as we look to 2015 and beyond,” he said.
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