No tax increase in Dauphin County budget proposal

Dauphin County commissioners are proposing a budget that would not raise taxes next year.

The the spending plan is approved, 2013 would be the eighth consecutive year with no tax increase in the county budget.

Commissioners said Wednesday that they are relying in spending cuts, no new hires, and reserve funds to prevent higher taxes.

“We're very aware of where our families are across the county,” commissioner Jeff Haste said. “We made it a high, high priority to make sure that taxpayers weren't being asked to pick up where the state and the feds have cut funding.”

The budget will spend $196 million in 2013, $3 million less than the current year.

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