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 December 07, 2012 - Dauphin County Commissioners Vote to Approve Proposed 2013 Budget

HARRISBURG, PA (December 7, 2012) – Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III will vote to approve the 2013 Dauphin County Budget at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19 at the regularly scheduled meeting in the Commissioners' Hearing Room.

For the eighth year in a row, Dauphin County Commissioners have proposed a budget that holds the line on taxes. The proposed 2013 budget calls for $196,022,378 in spending, which is a decrease of over $3,000,000 compared to the current 2012 budget of $199,040,860. 

“We’re continuing to take a hard line on spending and making the tough decisions necessary for taxpayers,” said Haste.  “This board remains committed to managing tax dollars sensibly so that citizens who are already struggling in these tough economic times will not be burdened even more.   The proposed 2013 budget reflects our pledge to do more with less.” 

The millage rate for the General County is 6.876.  The budgeted salary/benefit cost for 2013 is currently $99.4 million for departments operating on a calendar year, and $19.7 million for those on a July-June fiscal year.  The Commissioners will be approving only the calendar year budget on December 19. 

“We take a cautious approach to spending with the proposed 2013 budget,” said Pries.  “First and foremost we are preserving and sustaining the financial responsibilities of county taxpayers, which will be important in maintaining economic growth and prosperity.”

“We are pleased to report that, this year, we will once again be passing a responsible, results-driven plan that includes no tax increase,” said Hartwick.  “Despite a sluggish economy, we have weathered the economic storm and have put the county in a strong fiscal position.”

The Commissioners’ Hearing Room is located on the fourth floor of the Administration Building at 2 South Second Street in Harrisburg. To view the proposed 2013 budget, visit online at, or call the Commissioner’s office at 717-780-6300 for more information.


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