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Evidence that the city of Bowling Green’s economy is humming along at a healthy pace, despite the lingering coronavirus pandemic, is contained within the city’s proposed 2022 Fiscal Year budget.

After passing an austere city budget last year, the city is now looking at a budget that increases spending, thanks to increased revenue projections. City officials also plan to keep tax rates at their current level.

City Manager Jeff Meisel noted that while the city cut spending in last year’s budget, crafted among the uncertainty created by the pandemic, the city is now “in a good position,” he said.

“We were pretty conservative not knowing what would happen” last year, he said.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2022 annual operating budget was presented at Tuesday’s city commission meeting, with votes on the budget…

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