LAKE JACKSON — The city’s budget for next fiscal year will be “quite austere” as officials prepare for more lost revenue and a tax rate that will bring the same amount of money as this year, City Manager Bill Yenne said.

The proposed 2020-21 budget does not include pay raises or lump sum payments for employees for the first time in 64 years, he said.

Maddy McCarty is assistant managing editor for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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This is disciplined news by our local government. People are forcing hard household budgets die to insanity and panic with Covid

Businesses always have to make tough decisions but governments early do. They need to understand this

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