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Harrison County budget grows slightly, but not enough

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Supervisors discuss budget at Harrison County board of supervisor's meeting. (Photo source: WLOX News) Supervisors discuss budget at Harrison County board of supervisor's meeting. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Harrison County supervisors held a public hearing on the proposed new 2014-2015 budget.

However, no one from the public spoke at that hearing Tuesday morning in Gulfport. The Board of Supervisors heard a review of the proposed budget from county administrator, Pam Ulrich.  

The new budget is just over $59 million in the general fund up slightly from this year's $58.7 million.

There will be a slight tax increase because of school taxes going up for both the county school district and the junior college.

"We basically had some growth, but not enough to make up the difference for the needs we have. So basically we've used some of our rainy day fund to make up the difference," said Board of Supervisor President Marlin Ladner.

Harrison County supervisors are expected to adopt the new budget at next Monday's meeting in Biloxi.

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