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Budget passes

By Steve Herring
Published in News on June 26, 2013 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery, left, leans over to hear a comment from fellow Commissioner Ray Mayo before they voted to approve the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The budget reduced funding for many community programs.

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Chairman Steve Keen votes against a budget amendment to fund the Arts Council of Wayne County during Tuesday's meeting.

A new $160 million county budget that slices 3.6 cents off the property tax rate was adopted by Wayne County commissioners Tuesday afternoon in a 5-2 vote. In a second vote later in the meeting, the board approved a nearly...

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