County supervisors end ‘fiscal emergency’ with approved 2019-2020 budget

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Supervisors approved a new spending plan Tuesday, marking the end of a four-year fiscal emergency.

The 2019-2020 budget will erase deficit spending cuts.

The county congratulated departments and staff on working to trim back the deficit.

The new budget, is worth $2.9 billion and dedicates a significant portion to public safety, including pay raises for the sheriff’s office, to help keep deputies in Kern County.

You can view the county’s approved budget at this link.

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