FRANKLIN COUNTY, ID.   – The Franklin County Commissioners have finalized and adopted a budget for fiscal year 2020 during its meeting last month.

The new fiscal year begins on October 1, 2019, with the new budget covering over 50 line-items and expenditures. The county budget has grown over the current 2019 fiscal year budget, with the new one coming in at $46.3 million.

The 2019 budget was $43.3 million. The major differences in the budget totals are state mandated requirements for increases for public defenders and federal increases for the airport as well as several other fiscal requirements of the county.

According to officials, the growth in population and its impact by adding to the property tax revenue will largely offset the 2020 budget growth.