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Cumberland approves $484 million county budget

Posted June 10, 2014 9:26 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $484 million budget that includes slight funding increases for education and maintains the county's property tax rate.

Cumberland County Schools will receive $762,207, a 1 percent increase from last year's budget. 

Other budget highlights:

- The property tax rate will remain at 74 cents per $100
- County employees will not receive a raise but the budget includes $1.2 million for increasing medical insurance costs
- Four part-time deputies will be hired for courthouse security
- $913,120 for salaries and operating costs for the Cumberland County jail expansion
- The purchase of 24 vehicles, five of which will be hybrids