2014 Baton Rouge city budget passes with no changes, little opposition

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Metro Council has passed the 2014 budget with little opposition.

The budget presented by Mayor Kip Holden was passed on Wednesday, Dec. 10 after a vote of 9 for and 2 against and one absentee. There were no amendments, which is rare.

The nearly $805 million spending plan proposed by Mayor Kip Holden is almost a three percent increase from last year.

Twenty five new police officers and 30 new firefighters as well as academies for both are included in the budget.

WAFB's Nick Foley will have more information at 5, 6 and 10.

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