County’s $299M FY budget police friendly (The Villager)

Photo Courtesy of The Villager

Photo Courtesy of The Villager

By Catherine Dominguez

Montgomery County commissioner approved the county’s preliminary fiscal year 2014-15 budget that included more revenue and a lower tax rate.

The proposed budget is $299.4 million – a 7.62 percent increase over last year’s budget of $278.2 million. The proposed tax rate will drop from 48.38 cents to 47.67 cents per $100 property valuation – a 1.47 percent decrease. The owner of a $200,000 home would pay $953.40 in taxes to the county, down from $967.60 a year ago.

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