Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County Commissioners discussed a big topic on Monday, next year's budget.

Next year, the County is looking to increase their expenditures by $800,000.

This year, the County's budget is 14 million dollars.

They're also looking at changing the pay structure in the Howard County Sheriff's Department.

Here's some good news for taxpayers, according to the county auditor, it looks like there will not be a major tax increase.

Right now, the budget talks are in preliminary stages and nothing is set in stone.