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‘Crunch time’ looms on 2015 budget

When Baker County commissioners meet Thursday afternoon for a final budget workshop they will have two hours to make some tough decisions about how to arrive at a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-15 before heading into the first public hearing on the new budget and taxes at 6 p.m.

Among the key questions are:

• Will property taxes have to be raised and, if so, by how much? The current budget proposal reflects a $1.1 million deficit and calls for a 14 percent tax increase, though commissioners now are leaning toward half that or smaller. Read More »

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