Harris County

The fallout of last year’s budget war in Harris County forces some of its biggest agencies to make cuts to programs

We’re doing a four-part series to examine how Harris County’s 2023 fiscal year is being impacted by the smaller budget it was forced to work with after Republican commissioners boycotted meetings late last year. 

Commissioners court
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Harris County Commissioners Tom Ramsey and Jack Cagle boycotted a meeting that would decide Harris County’s budget.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris Health, and Harris County Flood Control are among the offices reallocating money to cover services and programs most in demand as they cut funding to other areas to meet a smaller budget.

We're doing a four-part series to examine how Harris County's 2023 fiscal year is being impacted by the smaller budget it was forced to work with after Republican commissioners boycotted meetings late last year.

What a $50 savings per taxpayer is costing Harris County residents

Harris County’s public safety agencies focus on violent crime and conditions in the jail as they're forced to work with a smaller budget

Harris Health's $45 million deficit finds American Rescue Act stopgap after last fall's budget battle

Maintenance for flood control projects to face delays as Harris County agency deals with a smaller budget

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