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Upshur County employees, residents say they support tax hike to save jobs

Upshur County employees, residents say they support tax hike to save jobs
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POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:14pm

GILMER — Upshur County employees and taxpayers turned out by the dozens Thursday night to tell one commissioner that the majority of them would support a tax increase to save jobs and to save the county’s budgets.

“You can make cuts this year, you can make cuts next year, but sooner or later people are going to have to pay more taxes,” county employee and taxpayer Chris McCauley said. “Sooner or later people are going to wake up and realize they’re getting half the service. We have to deliver service. We’re not a business. We’re a county.”

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