Orange County employees on tap for a pay raise

By George Garza

“A lot of it has been about how much money we didn’t spend,” said Orange County Judge Brint Carlton. “For example, we projected expenses would exceed expenditures by $3.8 million this year, but they won’t. And that’s where the difference has come in. It’s been on what we thought we would spend and we just haven’t spent it.”

Carlton was talking about the projected $5 million dollars in carryover fund balance that Orange County is expected to add to the county’s starting fund balance when the new fiscal year 2017-2018 Orange County Budget goes into effect on October 1st of this year.

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