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County Makes Cuts, But Taxes Inch Up

Drop In Revenues Last Year Challenged Budget Makers

Spending is down a bit and the tax rate up nearly 2 cents for every $100 of property valuation under the $32.45 million Kimball County budget that the board of commissioners approved Sept. 4.

For the owner of a $100,000 home, annual county property taxes will increase from about $426 to $445.

Board members Daria Anderson-Faden, Larry Engstrom and Brandon Mossberg voted unanimously to pass the spending plan.

County budget officer Josi Morgan told the Observer that the county found itself in the position of needing to raise taxes although spending will decrease because it opened the fiscal ye...

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