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$246.8 million budget approved

YAKIMA – Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved the $246.8 million budget proposed for 2014.

The county’s reserve fund will remain at 11 percent of the total general fund.

Approximately 82 percent of the county’s general fund budget will be spent on law, justice and public safety. Nearly $54 million will be spent on public safety. Nearly $14 million is allocated to both the law and justice budgets.

The county’s enterprise funds account for more than $184 million, earmarked for county projects and equipment needs, as well as various programs.

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