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Supervisors approve tentative $2.49B budget for Maricopa County

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative $2.49 billion budget for fiscal year 2018.

The public will be able to comment on the budget between now and the final vote that was scheduled June 19.

More than 53 percent of the budget was allocated for public safety and criminal justice.

According to figures released by county officials Monday, capital project spending included nearly $32 million for a public safety radio system and $37 million to convert an unused facility into working space for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Maricopa County has paid into several retirement funds and more than $22 million in the tentative 2018 budget was for employee pension contributions.

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