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Carnes column: County has lower property taxes than most

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Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes represents District 1.

Recently, there have been some editorials written about the high property tax rates in Lancaster County. As chairman of the county Finance Committee, I would like to address the hype with the facts.
As I discussed in last month’s column, property tax revenue is one of the major funding sources for Lancaster County.
The property tax revenue is split mainly between Lancaster County School District and Lancaster County government, with about 70 percent going to the school district and 30 percent to county government.


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