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Concerned with state cuts, commissioners lay out new budget for Mahoning Co.

Mahoning County's general and criminal justice funds rely on local sales taxes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - We're not quite finished with 2018 yet but Mahoning County commissioners have already adopted new budgets for next year.

Thursday morning, commissioners adopted spending plans for both the county's general fund and local criminal justice fund, which covers the sheriff's department, prosecutor's office and coroner's office.

Both rely heavily on local sales taxes.

While the budget next year is balanced, commissioners said they are still concerned about future cuts coming from the state.

"We will not be getting any more payments from the state on the managed care organizations sales tax dollars so we're shoring up to 2020," Anthony Traficanti said. "We're hoping the state will make the correction where local communities will be able to receive the local government revenue."

The combined amount for both budgets is more than $66 million but comes in about $400,000 short of what is being spent this year.


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