published Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Hamilton County to pass continuation budget

by Cliff Hightower
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    In this file photo Jim Coppinger speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office to become Hamilton County Mayor on Jan. 11, 2011.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Hamilton County will be passing a continuation budget tomorrow instead of the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget, Mayor Jim Coppinger said today.

He said the state comptroller’s office has told the county it cannot pass a budget without the schools portion attached.

The Hamilton County Department of Education hasn’t passed its budget and is operating on its own continuation budget. Coppinger said he hasn’t been told when the school board will pass its budget, but once that happens, the County Commission can vote.

The fiscal year begins Friday.

For more information, read Thursday’s Times Free Press.

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bpqd said...

The people who cut the deal to get Coppinger appointed without an election just got $328,000 from the City to build a website. I guess we have to wait for that check to clear for their man to do his backscratching.

Then, after that goes through, the city will just happen to unfold its budgets, per department.

June 29, 2011 at 12:47 p.m.
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