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Jefferson County Tax Levy Increase Looms

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County residents are likely to see an increase in their tax levy. A public hearing was held Tuesday morning, September 13, 2022, to discuss the 2022-2023 budget. It was then that county commissioners said the expected tax levy increase would be 4.66 percent.Property taxes are an especially contentious issue in Nebraska and commissioners have struggled with the budget for several weeks. As previously reported by FJN, ongoing inflation as well as supply chain issues have put a strain on the county budget.In addition, the workforce shortage that is plague both public and private sectors has necessitated the raising of...


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