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Property Taxes Set To Spike in Dallas County

After weeks of debate and controversy, the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court has voted to raise property taxes in the budget that faces final approval September 21st.  Dallas County property owners will now pay about 18 dollars more per year.  Judge Jim Foster announced recently he was in favor of the 1.5 cent increase, and in court, Commissioner Maureen Dickey told a packed chamber of nervous county employees that she didn’t think deeper cuts could be found.  Dickey said she would reluctantly vote in favor of the property tax increase.  The budget, which still does include dozens of layoffs, will be approved on September 21st.

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  • Deane Gates

    We are already paying ridiculously inflated taxes on our declining valued property.I’m sick of the ways that our elected
    officials justify increases to raise $$.
    Quit stinking to the common people!Take $ from the rich that can afford it.

  • Dawn

    When I budget poorly, guess what?! I go without. Do I buy medicine or do I buy a book. Do I pay the house payment or do I go out to dinner. This is out of hand… I have to live within my means. So should you.

  • Jerald

    Common people? take it from the rich that can afford it ??? County tax is the closest you will get to a flat tax, whatever your property is valued at. The tax rate is the same for every one. I just love you bleeding heart liberals, you make me laugh. Have a NICE day.

  • Rette

    Why don’t they trim some of the politicians that are ‘running’ this city. I think the city council people can be trimmed instead of the grunts that do the actual work. Too many ‘chiefs’. And if they can’t cut their jobs, then cut their paycheck like everyone else. It’s always on the taxpayers back.

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