ST. GEORGE — Revenue is getting stronger, finally. Improving its bond rating has freed up more funds for Dorchester County government. Today, County Council begins figuring out how to make it all work for the next fiscal year.

Council members are meeting with County Administrator Jason Ward at the Dorchester County Library in St. George for six hours, the first of what usually is a number of meetings trying to put together an annual budget of more than $40 million. Council has struggled since the 2008 recession with fallen revenues and budgets that at one point were characterized as bare bones. Council members planned the extended retreat this spring to streamline the proposed budget and take out inefficiencies.

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