County Debt

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Debt can crowd out other priorities from the budget. A temporary increase for a good reason is understandable, but constant, high levels of debt put the taxpayer on the hook for more interest payments in the future. County supervisors should pay off debt in a timely manner without taking on additional burdens.

The map and table below show each county’s population and a four-year history of debt per capita.

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