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Westmoreland County’s 2020 budget brings 1st tax increase in 15 years | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland County officials said a 2.4% property tax increase approved Thursday is needed to balance the 2020 budget, a spending plan that will nearly drain a surplus fund and relies on a $10 million loan to pay the bills at the start of next year.

Commissioners Gina Cerilli and Charles Anderson approved the $341 million budget, which they said retains the current level of county services but carries virtually no safety net for unexpected expenses and relies on about $1.9 million in new revenue generated by a half-mill increase in property taxes.

Source: Westmoreland County’s 2020 budget brings 1st tax increase in 15 years | TribLIVE.com

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