You Oughta Know

July 11, 2011

Information on county's budget available online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.

The record: Background reports Sedgwick County commissioners will use to make decisions about next year's budget.

Why you'd want them: To learn more about what's at stake in county spending and how your tax dollars may be used.

Where you get the records: Go to the county's website, www.sedgwickcounty.org. Information about the budget is on the home page, including when public hearings are scheduled on next year's budget.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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