The price of local government: City of Bushnell
That's an increase of 15.4 percent from 2014, when the city spent $7.04 million, or $5,085.17 per household.
Bushnell has 1,384 households and a population of 3,221.
Since 2001, the City of Bushnell budget has fallen by 26.2 percent, from $11 million. The city population has grown 0.7 percent over the same period, from 3,200.
Salaries accounted for 12.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Bushnell property taxpayers paid $1.03 million for 26 full-time employees and 12 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 24 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $858,587.22.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.