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County budget approved with tax increase

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Eddy County commissioners approved the county’s final 2024 budget, which reflects a 4 percent increase compared to 2023.

The county will levy 101.78 mills, up from 97.62 mills last year.

The increase largely stems from the number of mills assessed for capital projects, which was approved at 5.50 for 2023, and has been increased to 10 mills for 2024. Commissioners increased the...