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Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided
Millage rate a point of contention in plans
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The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan. That’s the big takeaway on Thursday from the first of three public hearings on the budget. Both options will produce an estimated $93.1 million in general fund revenue, and include money to open the courthouse annex in downtown Gainesville, $1.4 million for employee raises, as well as additional support for the library system and the Division of Family and Children Services.