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Town of Washington still has not passed a budget

Town of Washington
Posted at 3:01 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 16:01:14-04

WASHINGTON — The Town of Washington has yet again failed to pass a budget.

The budget failed to pass in a 3-2 vote during a special meeting on Thursday.

If the town does not pass a budget, the state will take over.

According to Councilwoman Mona Wilson, she's hoping the mayor will come back with a budget the entire council can agree on before they get to that point.

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

Right now, they're operating on 50% of last year's budget.

The town's museum and tourist center is currently closed, according to their website.

The council will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.

Read our previous stories here:

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

Town of Washington facing major cut to alleviate budget deficit