New Castle Co. budget New Castle Co. Council passes 2019 budget with phased-in tax hike By Sophia Schmidt • 1 hour ago Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media New Castle County Council narrowly approved a FY2019 budget Tuesday. The compromise spending plan, which features a 15 percent property tax increase effectively phased in over two years, passed by a 7-5 vote, with one council member absent. Listen Listening... / 0:59 Listen to the story here. New Castle Co. Council introduces budget proposal with one-time tax credit By Sophia Schmidt • May 30, 2018 New Castle County Council introduced last night an alternative budget proposal for next fiscal year, replacing the County Executive’s proposal that was shot down last week. Listen Listening... / 1:13 Listen to this story here New Castle County Council rejects proposed budget, will discuss again next week By Sophia Schmidt • May 22, 2018 Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer’s proposed budget for the upcoming year was rejected by County Council Tuesday. The nearly 300 million dollar 2019 spending plan sought to raise property taxes by 15 percent. Listen Listening... / 1:05 Listen to the audio here. New Castle County to address growing budget deficit By Mark Arehart • Feb 8, 2017 Delaware Public Media New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is taking the first steps to reduce spending and address a growing county budget deficit. No tax increase, smaller operating budget in NCCo Exec. Gordon's 2016 spending proposal By Anne Hoffman • Mar 24, 2015 Anne Hoffman/Delaware Public Media County Executive Tom Gordon gave his 2016 budget address to the New Castle County Council Tuesday night. He is seeking no tax increases and is looking to trim the operating budget. Gordon began his address by announcing his administration is offering a spending plan that will shrink New Castle County’s general fund budget to $174.2 dollars.