published Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Hamilton County Commissioners vote to accept budget

Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to accept Mayor Jim Coppinger's $665,319,053 budget after contentious discussion and a failed vote to defer it for two weeks. The budget passed 5-4 in favor.

Commissioners Chester Bankston, Greg Beck, Jim Fields, Marty Haynes and Larry Henry voted to pass the budget. Commissioners Tim Boyd, Joe Graham, Warren Mackey and Fred Skillern voted against it.

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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