Monday, March 6, 2017

Middlesex County 2017 budget: $20 per household tax hike?!? Really?!?

Just saw this piece here in the HNT. Apparently, it says the county's 2017 budget will result in a less than 1-Cent hike to taxpayers in the county tax rate.

Also says Homeowners will pay about $20 per year more in property taxes to fund Middlesex County government under the terms of the 2017 budget, which was adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday night.

Wow, sure hope that's true. Don't seem to recall over the past 10 years when the county tax rate increase was less than 1-Cent or we paid just $20 more to fund the county government. We just came off of a 4.1-Cent or 5.5% increase in 2016.

Here's the last 10 years or so of the county tax rate that showed up on our Edison tax bills (excluding the county open space tax):

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