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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.