Sunday, September 23, 2007

Good News for Our Dallas Friends

Dallas County commissioners approved a new budget Tuesday that includes a 6.6 percent tax rate increase to help pay for required jail improvements, new positions and employee raises.

Among the new positions funded are an elder-abuse prosecutor, a mortgage-fraud prosecutor, 10 deputy constables, and a public defender for DNA review. Commissioners also deleted 13 positions for a net increase of 56 positions.

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Dallas County OKs raising tax rate 6.6% Dallas Morning News News for Dallas, Texas News: Local News

The new county property tax rate increased 1.42 cents per $100 in assessed value to 22.81 cents – the second tax increase in three years. The increase means the owner of a $176,000 home, the Dallas County average, will pay an additional $25 in county property taxes per year.

Abridged Article By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning News

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