I haven’t dug into the document, but here’s how the Chapel Hill News is reporting Orange County Manager Frank Clifton’s budget recommendation:

Orange County Manager Frank Clifton has proposed a no-tax increase budget that gives a pay raise to employees but less money to the school systems than they asked for.

The $178 million budget is $4.8 million less than this fiscal year’s amended budget and would keep the property tax rate at 85.8 cents per $100 of assessed value, or $2,574 in county taxes on a $300,000 house.

Now we’ll see how county commissioners react, since the body has illustrated a nearly insatiable desire to raise taxes and expand government.