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Will County approves $569 million budget

Published on Friday, November 16, 2018

Will County approves $569 million budget

During a Finance Committee meeting two weeks ago, members accused each other of playing political games with the budget.

The $3.6 million needed to cover the debt payments for the Health Department center was not included in Walsh’s initial budget proposal, and officials said debt service payments typically are not included until the bonds are sold, but Republicans felt they were being forced to reallocate funds to cover it.

With the new fiscal year set to begin Dec. 1, Walsh stated in a memo to the board that leaders met on Nov. 5 and “worked through the necessary details,” that not only funds the Health Department payments but also provides for four additional correctional officers at the county jail, to reduce overtime costs.

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