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Newport reworks budget, proposes 2.62 levy increase

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The city of Newport is re-evaluating its 2014 budget ahead of final approval next month to include more repayment for street projects.


City Administrator Deb Hill detailed the minor budgetary changes earlier this month during a council workshop. She said while a projected 2.62 percent increase in the city’s levy will go toward debt service, it will not add spending to the projected $2.4 million general fund budget.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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