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Tax hike proposed for Beaufort County

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County is proposing a property tax increase.

The Island Packet reports that Beaufort County Council members gave preliminary approval Monday for a property tax hike of up to 4.28 percent.

It's part of the new budget plan, which includes increasing library hours, installing a new ambulance and giving county employees a 2% raise while eliminating 30 of 60 vacant positions.

A public hearing and final vote on the spending plan is scheduled for June 24.

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