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New tax cap has loopholes

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DETROIT LAKES - As the Becker County Board enters its budgeting process for 2009, it does so with the knowledge that the Minnesota Legislature has curtailed its ability to fund that budget by imposing a three-year property tax cap.

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In the final hours of the 2008 legislative session, lawmakers acceded to the wishes of Gov. Tim Pawlenty and approved a bill that will hold county property taxes to an increase of no more than 3.9 percent over the next three years.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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