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Greene County Commissioners Approve Budget

The Greene County Commission has approved the 2011 budget following three months of budget hearings. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports...

The $121 million budget includes $33.9 million in general revenue, $24.3 million in road and bridge funds and $19.7 million for construction of the public safety center. Other revenue comes from the 911 sales tax, the Springfield-Greene County Parks sales tax and the law enforcement sales tax.The county’s operating budget is based on zero-percent sales tax growth over 2010 receipts and includes a $200,000 reduction in non-capital spending, made possible in large part by holding vacant positions open.The budget includes five new positions: three sheriff’s deputies, a juvenile probation supervisor and a security officer for the juvenile office.