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Hennepin County taxpayers will see bigger bills for 2016


Property taxpayers in Hennepin County will almost certainly see increases in 2016 nearly triple what they have grown accustomed to in recent years.

County Administrator David Hough on Tuesday proposed an increase of 4.5 percent, $31.2 million, over the current year’s property tax collections. In contrast, for the past six years, taxpayers in the county have seen increases that averaged 1.3 percent.

“The proposed property tax levy reflects significant demands for quality services we provide to our residents,” Hough said. “It is not insignificant, but necessary to maintain the current level of services.”


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