3.5-mill tax hike more palatable than 8.9-mill

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By The Staff

Few people ever celebrate a tax increase. But last week, Lancaster County Council gave residents a reason to at least sigh with some sense of relief about the tax increase to pay for the expenses related to the fire at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

County officials initially proposed an 8.9-mill tax increase to pay for those costs, and many residents weren’t happy about it.

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