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State releases audit of Pocahontas County

Auditor of State Rob Sand released an audit report on Pocahontas County for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

During that fiscal year, the county had $21,201,160 in tax revenue, which included $1,760,611 in tax credits from the state.

The county forwarded $14,038,183 of that revenue to the cities, school districts and other taxing bodies in Pocahontas County, Sand reported.

The county retained $7,162,977 to finance county operations, a 3.3 percent increase over the prior fiscal year.

Other revenues included $4,171,766 in fees for services; $4,021,581 in operating grants, contributions and restricted interest; $3,252,295 in capital grants, contributions and restricted interest; $279,556 in unrestricted investment earnings; $263,770 in local option sales tax; and $222,722 in other general revenues.

Expenses totaled $14,744,009 for the fiscal year. That was an increase of 1.3 percent from the prior year, Sand reported.

Expenditures included $$5,121,759 for roads and transportation; $3,005,412 for non-program services; and $1,935,741 for public safety and legal services.