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Typo throws off Prince William Co. budget

Tuesday - 7/2/2013, 10:01am  ET

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- Prince William County officials say a typo threw off the budget by $5 million.

County officials announced Monday that they will have to search to savings to make up the difference.

Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/14Ju1EZ) it is "a lot of money but it's not insurmountable."

County spokesman Jason Grant says officials realized June 24 that they did not have enough money to pay for expected expenditures. After a county budget official used the wrong numbers to project revenues for the 2013-2014 spending year, supervisors settled on a $961.5 million budget, instead of $966.5 million.

Stewart says internal auditors will examine the error to ensure it doesn't happen again. Budget officials and auditors will discuss the matter with the board on July 16.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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