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.
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The record: Sedgwick County’s proposed $421,355,378 budget for next year.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about how the county plans to spend taxpayer money. A final public hearing on the budget will take place at 9 a.m. Monday at the Sedgwick County Commission meeting room on the third floor of the courthouse, 525 N. Main. Commissioners will vote on the budget at their meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Both meetings are open to the public.
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Where you get it: The budget is online at
How much does it cost: Viewing the budget online is free.