published Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Coppinger presents budget with no tax increase to Hamilton County residents

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    Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is seen in this file photo.
    Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said revenue in the 2014 budget is expected to be flat, and there will be an estimated 1 percent growth in property tax, which he says will amount to about $1.7 million.

Coppinger presented his proposed budget to commissioners today, during a scheduled agenda session.

Expenses within general government departments were also largely unchanged over last year, with the exception of increases in health insurance costs, fuel costs and mandatory promotions.

There will be no tax increase to residents of Hamilton County.

Commissioners will vote to approve or reject the proposed budget on June 27.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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