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City cuts proposed tax increase in half

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By Johnathan Ryan

Lancaster City Council gave final reading of its 2008-09 budget Tuesday night, and it includes half the tax increase that was initially proposed.

Council voted unanimously to approve the $20.7 million budget, which represents a 3.5-mill tax increase instead of 7 mills. The budget, which takes effect July 1, reflects a 19 percent decrease over last year's budget.

"You have a budget," announced Councilman John Howard, who serves as finance committee chairman, after Tuesday's vote.


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