SUNBURY — Noting her concerns with the $6 million budgeted for the Northumberland County Prison in 2019, Democrat Kym Best was the lone commissioner to vote against the county’s proposed $76.4 million budget on Tuesday.

The budget, which does not have a tax increase, is considerably less than the 2018 $94.6 million budget. Steve Cook, the county’s budget director, said the 2018 budget included costs associated with the construction of the new prison in Coal Township, as well as upgrades to the county’s 911 system. The 2017 budget was $81.2 million.

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