Daily Archives June 17, 2019

Newport News proposed budget comes with flat school funding, real estate tax rate

Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf speaks at a previous joint meeting with the School Board and City Council. Rohlf presented a proposed fiscal year 2020 budget that keeps funding for schools level, not meeting the School Board’s request. (Rob Ostermaier / Daily Press)

Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf presented a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes an average 2 percent raise for city employees, adds public safety jobs and keeps funding for the school division level to the current budget — not meeting the school division’s request.

Rohlf’s proposal also keeps the real estate tax rate the same. The general fund budget proposal, which would go into effect July 1, totals about $497.6 million, an increase of about $10.7 million or 2...

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