The Will County Board on Thursday passed its 2015 budget. In a 13-13 split vote, County Executive Larry Walsh cast the vote to approve the $464 million budget.
“I am proud of the members of the Will County Board who chose to approve the 2015 budget,” Walsh said. “It is important that we continue to be fiscally responsible with our taxpayer dollars. It is also essential that we act today and plan proactively for our needs of tomorrow.
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The Will County board on Thursday approved $465 million spending plan that includes a property tax hike aimed at generating more money to pay for improving and replacing aging area roads and facilities.
The board was split along partisan lines in approving the measure that includes a 1.5 percent tax rate increase that will pump $2.4 million into County Executive Larry Walsh’s five-year capital plan. While the budget’s passage was expected, Walsh nevertheless cast the vote to break the board’s 13-13 tie.
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In a vote split down party lines, the Will County Board approved a $465 million spending plan Thursday that includes a property tax increase for residents.
The increase amounts to about $5.50 more per year in Will County’s portion of the tax bill for residents with a $200,000 home. Some of the money also will be used for long-term capital projects.
The vote was split 13-13 with Democrats voting for the increase and Republicans voting against. County Executive Larry Walsh cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the proposed budget. The new budget year starts Dec. 1.
Gov. Pat Quinn will propose a “painful” $35.6 billion state spending plan for next year that boosts funding for pension costs while cutting spending on schools and higher education, aides said Tuesday.
The budget proposal the governor will present to state lawmakers Wednesday represents a 3-percent increase in spending over current levels but contains no tax or fee increases or sweeping new programs that might be salted within a typical election-year budget.
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