New tax cap has loopholes
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.
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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