Erie County 2020 budget presented today

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The numbers for the proposed Erie County 2020 budget are out, which includes a possible tax increase for county residents.

The 2020 budget totals to $457.5 million overall. County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper proposed a $0.25 million tax increase, which translates to an additional tax of $25 per year on a home valued at $100,000.

For the full proposal, download the PDF below:

Dahlkemper says the three main drivers that determined the need for this tax increases were payroll, a 43% pension increase, and an 11% increase in healthcare.

“It was a very tough budget this year. Some things we didn’t expect; the higher healthcare costs coming in. We just had some incidents that we can’t really help. Some employees got sicker this year than in past years, so that was a big bump,” said Kathy Dalhkemper, Erie County Executive.

The budget proposal was submitted to the Erie County Council for review. The budget is expected to be approved by Dec. 1st.

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