The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the county’s fiscal year 2014 $4.8 billion budget on Thursday, May 23. As reported by the Washington Post:
The spending plan, a 4.1 percent increase over the current fiscal year, includes pay raises averaging 7 to 10 percent for unionized fire, police and non-uniform employees. The average homeowner will see property taxes increase by $80 a year. The new budget also expands the number of police on the streets and in schools, while also increasing some library hours.
Additional coverage of the county’s approved budget can be found in the Gazette.
More information on Montgomery County’s fiscal year 2014 budget can be found on the county’s website.