Travis County taxes
Re: July 28 article “Travis may boost tax rate.” Is Travis County thumbing its nose at us? Can Travis County be serious about raising both the county property tax rate and its overall budget in the midst of the “Great Recession”? Compared with 2008, area unemployment is up significantly, foreclosures are at or near all-time highs and sales tax revenues are down, meaning most families served by Travis County have learned to live with less.
So how audacious is it for the county to say it has no fat to trim? I am stunned.
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