County abandons special taxing unit discussion to pass bare bones budget

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Despite citizen support, increased tax would 'overburden' citizens, commissioners say

  • Commissioner Pct. 2 Greg Anglin discusses the proposed budget with the gallery/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye
    Commissioner Pct. 2 Greg Anglin discusses the proposed budget with the gallery/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye
Although Hopkins County previously explored declaring themselves a special taxing unit, the commissioners decided on Monday to take the conventional approach to taxing in the 2021 fiscal year, according to an unanimous decision.  Due to the COVID-19 disaster declaration by Gov. Greg Abbott, each individual county may now fall under the auspices of a special taxing unit, which is usually reserved…

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