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Jefferson City Council to meet on proposed 2016 budget

The Jefferson City Council is scheduled to meet to discuss the mayor’s proposed 2016 budget.

ABC 17 News reported last month that Mayor Carrie Tergin proposed the $60 million financial plan.

The proposed budget includes a pay hike for city employees. The 2% raise would cover all 414 full time city employees.

There’s also a big push for public safety spending; a new training position in the fire department as well as 6 new police cars.

The cars would be leased, not purchased, which is causing some disagreement.

The plan includes a $15,000 expenditure to start renovating the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Mayor Tergin told ABC 17 News the Convention and Visitors Bureau has agreed to match that amount if the council approves the funds.

The MSP expects more than 25,000 visitors in the coming year.

The council must approve a budget by the end of October.

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