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Property Tax Increase Approved

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The Lewis and Clark County Commission approved a property tax increase earlier this week that will generate revenue to be used for county infrastructure projects.

The tax increase will cost property owners $6.54 per $100,000.  Commissioner Andy Hunthausen says the increase will generate an extra $200,000 for the county in the 2014 fiscal year.

“The majority of our property taxes go to fund our local schools and our school district, and then all of those county operations, one large piece of that is law enforcement.”

Hunthausen says the amount was calculated to compensate for inflationary increases in the cost of living, and that major county programs would suffer without the additional revenue.

 

Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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