Lancaster County's budget is 5 percent higher than last year's, and much of the increase will cover personnel increases in the Panhandle.
County Council will consider first reading of the $30.2 million budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year Monday night. Last year's budget was $28.9 million.
"Most of that's for Indian Land," said County Finance Director Veronica Thompson.
In its current form, the budget calls for no tax increase, but the budget may be revised between first and final reading. It often is.
What's in, what's not in budget?