Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Torrance Budget Still Tied Up.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Torrance County's budget is still up in the air.

But according to county manager Bob Ayre, the 2003-2004 Torrance County budget is expected to be about the same as last year.

Ayre said the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration has different guidelines this year for government entities. And the county is waiting for final numbers on several grants.

"The budget is still up in the air. We are awaiting some grant totals which may change from last year," Ayre said Tuesday. "And making the budget process more complicated is that this year the DFA is requesting all entities to have a five-year historical on revenues for each line item. …

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