|Published: 9:03 AM, 07/18/2013
||Last updated: 9:04 AM, 07/18/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Members of the Cocke County Legislative Body's
Finance Committee begin making cuts on the proposed 2013-14 budget Tuesday in
hopes of avoiding a tax increase.
Committee member Norman Smith, who also serves as
chairman of the CLB, made a proposal to add five cents to the Highway
Department budget to assist with improving roads and purchasing needed
Four cents would come from the General Fund and one penny
from capital outlay as part of the proposal.
"The last few years, we've tried to help the
Sheriff's Office and the Fire Department," said Smith. "They are in
better shape now. We need to do something about the roads."
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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