Proposed 2016-2017 Henrico budget focuses on pay raises, new hires

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County is focusing on pay raises and new hires in its 2016-2017 proposed budget.

The $1.168 billion plan includes a 2.4 percent raise for country and school employees, funding to renovate seven schools and 50 new teacher positions.

The budget also made room for 10 new police officer positions as well as 13 new firefighters — 10 of which will staff a new Short Pump fire station.

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