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Ruston aldermen approve budget

Siegmund: ‘These are good times’

Ruston will begin its new spending year on Oct. 1 with a budget aldermen say is just right for the city’s needs.

By a vote of 4-0 — District 4 Alderman Jim Pearce was absent — the board on Monday approved the $65.6 million budget with no debate. The board had discussed the document in August when it met as the city’s personnel-finance committee and recommended the budget be accepted.

District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield, upon who’s motion the spending plan was OK’d, called the budget “excellent.”

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