County eyes 2.6 percent tax increase

Spending, revenue both down

By Derek Liebig

A 12 percent drop in spending won’t result in lower taxes for Washington County residents.

Despite a $14 million reduction in spending, the bulk of which is the result of the county’s privatization efforts, Washington County Supervisors are eyeing a 2.6 percent increase in the tax levy to compensate for a $15 million reduction in revenues.

Although taxes will likely increase for the seventh consecutive year, Washington County Budget Officer and Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the [...]

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