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Public Weighs in on Proposed Tax Hike in Augusta

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Augusta County is considering an increased tax rate and Wednesday night, people shared their mixed opinions.

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on its proposed $172.4 million budget. This includes a 5-cent tax increase on real estate, bringing the rate up to 56 cents per $100 of assessed value. Of that, 2 cents of that would go to the schools.

At Wednesday night’s Board of Supervisors people spoke for and against the tax rate.

“I'm willing to pay more for quality fire and rescue services, quality law enforcement and quality schools,” said Lori Cox.

Richard Wright said, “You can't keep raising real estate taxes to pay for things that could be cut.”

Supervisors could vote as early as next Wednesday on the budget and tax rate.

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