County to slow spending growth in Harvey's wake
Commissioners Court on Tuesday will consider slowing the growth of Harris County's budget as officials continue to grapple with Hurricane Harvey's widespread destruction and potential impact on property tax revenues.
Since 2014, Harris County has increased spending by an average of 6.2 percent a year to pay for services such as law enforcement and indigent health care for a rapidly growing populace. Harris County added nearly 57,000 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, second-only to Maricopa County.
County budget officials at a special meeting Tuesday are expected... read more
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