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Cayuga County Legislature passes 2017 budget under state tax cap

The Cayuga County Legislature passed the 2017 budget 11-3 at its final meeting of the year on Thursday night.

Before voting, legislators gave $31,500 toward county libraries and $5,000 for cost of living increases to staff of the county's Cornell Cooperative Extension. About $21,000 of those increases to the budget came from newly made budget reductions in a couple of departments. The remaining approximately $15,500 was pulled from the fund balance, which is like the county's savings account.

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