The amount people in Cumbria pay for policing is set to increase.
The Police and Crime panel voted in favour of raising the policing part of the council tax by 1.90%.
That would mean an increase of £3.96 for a Band D property.
Cumbria Police is facing nearly £11 million of cuts from central Government and last week announced plans to axe more than 150 police officers.
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes consulted with the public before proposing the council tax increase, which would mean someone living in a band D property paying an extra £3.96 per year.
The Commissioner will agree the final budget at an Executive board meeting in February.
Proposals to cut more than a hundred and fifty police officers in Cumbria will come under the spotlight today.
The county's police and crime panel - made up of local councillors - will discuss the plan with the county's Chief Constable and Crime Commissioner.
The force is considering the move because it's facing cuts of £10.8 million to its budget.
Cumbria's police force will reportedly have 155 fewer frontline officers by 2019.
The Constabulary has to cut £10.8 million from its budget over the next four years.
£4.3 million is intended be taken from the amount it spends on officers, reducing the force by 14%.
There have been protests over Council plans to remove play equipment from 21 parks around Carlisle.
The City Council says it cannot afford to maintain all of its playgrounds and has decided to invest in the most popular ones.
Some people living near the parks which will be losing their play areas are angry and concerned.
Before the Scottish Borders Council's budget was passed, the Borders Conservative group presented it's own alternative budget.
In the budget, the party outlined plans to save £11 million, including an end to the no-compulsory redundancy policy and a cut-back on early-retirement pay-offs.
The Scottish Borders Council's budget was approved by 20 votes to 10.
The leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Ivor Hyslop, has invited the Theatre Royal in Dumfries to discuss potential funding of £450,000, to help redevelop the historic property.
The invitation comes after the council approved the budget for the next financial year.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed on the budget for the coming financial year.
The proposals, which were backed by Independent Councillors, include:
- Investment in roads infrastructure and small business support
- Expansion of the Council's graduate and apprenticeship schemes
- Increase the Living Wage to £7.50 an hour
- Avoid compulsory redundancies
The council say additional money allocated in today's budget takes the amount of funding allocated to addressing Welfare Reform to £1.6 million.