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Town of Washington fails to pass budget at tonight's meeting

Council must inform state tomorrow
Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 23:49:16-04
Town of Washington Budget

The Town of Washington failed to vote on a budget at tonight's council meeting.

Now, the town may be facing a state takeover.

Councilmembers tell KATC they will have to inform the state tomorrow.

The town has a $600,000 budget shortfall and has been operating in a deficit for the past six years.

In August, the council met to discuss the budget, and the manager of the town's finances had been hopeful one could be agreed upon.

KATC has the latest on this and more on tonight's newscast. Watch our livestream below.