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County allocates 15% to sales-tax projects

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$14.5M for road improvements; $8M for libraries

By Gregory A. Summers

A closer look at Lancaster County’s $94 million budget for fiscal 2018-19, which council members approved June 25, shows that almost 15 percent of the total is earmarked for two capital-sales-tax projects.
County Finance Director Veronica Thompson and budget analyst Kim Belk met with the paper last week to discuss the budget in depth.  
Some $14.5 million is set aside for $6.5 million in road improvements and $8 million for the library system improvements that voters approved in 2014 through the local 1-percent sales-tax increase.


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