The price of local government: Village of Butler
That's an increase of 96.9 percent from 2014, when the village spent $145,197.04, or $2,135.25 per household.
Butler has 68 households and a population of 180.
Since 2001, the Village of Butler budget has grown by 159 percent, from $110,374.05. The village population has fallen 8.6 percent over the same period, from 197.
Salaries accounted for 8.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Butler property taxpayers paid $23,872.08 for six part-time employees, or an average of $3,978.68 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had three part-time employees and spent $13,397.23, or $4,465.74 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.