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Metro Council meeting to finalize city-parish budget

Metro Council meeting to finalize city-parish budget

POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:34pm

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is meeting now to work out the final formula to the city-parish budget for 2013.

Mayor Kip Holden presented his 511 page proposal last month, right under the wire for his deadline.

His proposed budget calls for a 4 percent increase in spending; the Mayor's office predicts the economy to improve next year.

Among the specific points being discussed right now are a $3 million drop in allowance for the city's bus system and a seven percent increase in funding for the police department.

 NBC33's David Lippman will have more information on the budget on NBC33 News at 10. 

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