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Budget to be passed Tuesday

Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors plans to approve the county’s $246.6 million budget for fiscal 2013.

But first, the Finance, Audit and Budget Committee will be meeting this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., and then again Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., to finalize any changes in the budget. They will also get an update on the locality specific numbers from the state for public education. Those figures were released last night.

These charts show where money goes in and out of the county's general fund. 53 percent of the expenditures go toward schools.

The adoption of the fiscal 2013 budget, 2012 tax rates, and 2013-22 Capital Improvement Program is set for the 3 p.m. work session.

Here’s the full agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. Highlights at the 7 p.m. portion include:

As always, I’ll be tweeting updates throughout the meeting: @StaffordFLS.