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Gregg County taxpayers to add ‘two cents’ in meeting

Gregg County taxpayers to add ‘two cents’ in meeting

POSTED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 8:32pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 8:44pm

Gregg County residents can weigh in on the tax rate that will fuel the bills they receive next year during two public hearings this month.

County commissioners have not proposed a specific rate yet, but they will before the first public hearing, at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16. The second hearing is 9 a.m. on Aug. 20.

The court plans to adopt the 2012-13 tax rate at 10 a.m. Aug. 27.

County Judge Bill Stoudt, who last week distributed a $45.6 million spending plan to commissioners, has said the new tax rate will not exceed this year’s rate of 25½ cents per $100 property valuation.

On Monday, Stoudt went one step further.

“I think there’s a real opportunity for us to drop the tax rate,” he said. “What that is remains to be seen, because we’ve got so many moving targets right now.”

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