Allegheny County, Penn., chief executive Dan Onorato proposed a $762.7 million operating budget and $63.4 million capital budget for calendar 2009 on Tuesday night. The capital program would be financed in part with $37.2 million of bonds.

The proposed operating budget is a $26.6 million increase over the enacted budget for the current year in part due to an $7 million increase in debt service payments caused by ballooning payments on previously issued debt. Debt service will take up $69.6 million of the budget. The county has $616.4 million of debt outstanding.

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