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Shelby County Commissioners approve $84 billion budget

Shelby County Commissioners passed an $84 billion budget for the upcoming year.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) —Shelby County Commissioners passed an $84 billion budget for the upcoming year.

Topics they voted on within the proposalMonday included $2.6 million for new voting machines, $2.5 million for pre-k,and $2.5 million for MATA.

Shelby County Election Commission gotits wish with $200,000 for new voting machines as commissioners figure thiswill help get earlier results on election night and allow for more early votinglocations. The commission also voted for an additional $2.5 million for ShelbyCounty Schools, all to be paid for without raising your taxes.

Also approved was a lactation pod forbreast-feeding and pumping mothers inside FedExForum. The purchase aligns withthe Healthy Shelby-19 campaign to support mothers and babies, while promotingbreastfeeding.

The new budget will go into effect July1st.