Nov 19, 2012 8:20 AM by AP
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Despite declining tax revenues, Iberville Parish's $41.6 million budget for 2013 reflects a 1.5 percent increase in spending compared to 2012.
Nearly 30 percent of the $611,882 projected spending increase is attributed to more than $11 million in capital outlay projects reflected in the proposed budget.
But parish Financial Director Randall Dunn said most of the projects Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso has proposed for the 2013 budget are being financed through federal and state funding.
The Parish Council will consider adopting the new budget Tuesday following a public hearing on the proposed spending plan.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com