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Yakima County Embraces Next Year's Budget

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Yakima County has a new budget ready to go for 2014. Yakima County has a new budget ready to go for 2014.

YAKIMA, WA -- Yakima County has a new budget ready to go for 2014.

County commissioners approved next year's budget on Tuesday, which will increase county employee wages and benefits by two-point-five percent.

The county said they would add $600,000 to the department of law and justice as part of the general fund budget.

Commissioners said the increase in revenue comes from retail taxes and building permits.

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