Oregon counties reject public safety levies

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two Oregon counties rejected property tax increases that would have funded law enforcement and public safety services.

On Tuesday's ballot, the county's residents were asked to decide, "Shall Josephine County impose $1.48 per $1,000 assessed value for criminal justice and public safety for three years beginning 2013?"

"The approximate tax increase for a home with an assessed value of $150,000 would be $222.00 per year, or approximately $18.50 per month," according to the ballot document.

Read more at NPR.

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