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By Len Kiese - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Local government leaders all over south Georgia are also looking for ways to trim their budgets as they plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

Lee County Commissioners are meeting with department heads this week to hear their proposed budgets. At the beginning of the week, the county was more than $3.8-million out of balance.

They're making cuts and asking department heads to operate with bare bones spending to avoid a tax increase.

"We intend to balance this budget without a tax increase. With the economy the way it is, there's no way we're going to raise property taxes this year," said Lee County Commissioner Ed Duffy.

County leaders also want to hold off on any new equipment purchases. As of Tuesday afternoon, commissioners managed to cut more than $3-million from the budget.

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