By LIBBY CLUETT | firstname.lastname@example.org
Like other Palo Pinto County taxing entities, Palo Pinto General Hospital will see its fiscal year close Sept. 30 and a new year begin.
With that comes proposing a budget and tax rate to fund the next fiscal year.
On Tuesday night the Palo Pinto County Hospital District board proposed a 2012-13 budget of just over $100 million, up from the 2011-12 budget of $89 million, according to hospital CEO Harris Brooks.
The increase is due to “growth and the cost of doing business,” Brooks said, adding that they base this off prior years’ numbers and current trends, examining increases in the costs of salaries (which he said the biggest expense), supplies and drugs.
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