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City administrator to propose property tax cut

...commission last year authorized a 22 percent increase in the millage to cover a nearly $6 million shortfall. The 1.75-mill increase, to 9.788 mills, was the largest Augusta had seen since 2007, when the commission raised taxes by 0.25 mill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-20/city-administrator-propo
Tax hike makes no sense

...record on millage increases? From 147.6 mills in 2004, it rose to 167.3 mills in 2013. This is nearly a 2-mill increase per year.Expect, therefore, any property tax "relief" to be swallowed up by the relentless grind of millage rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-15/tax-hike-makes-no-sense
Millage rates not complete picture of tax burden

...122.50 for the owner of a $200,000 home.After Mayor Deke Copenhaver broke a 5-5 tie to pass the 1.75-mill increase, the countywide rate to be charged for consolidated government operations is 9.792 mills.Even with the increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-30/millage-rates-not-comple
Life gets more taxing

...wouldn't be offering the same product at a higher price.That's what is perhaps most galling about the 1.75-mill increase ? residents essentially will fork over an additional $7.9 million and see nothing in return. The money will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-28/life-gets-more-taxing
Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...an ordinance on third reading calling for a 1.75-mill increase last week.After nearly two hours of debate, during...Fennoy, the District 1 commissioner, said a 1.75-mill increase wouldn't be enough."I think it needs to be at 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-24/augusta-commissioners-
Budget axes, not new taxes

...m. Aug. 19 in the Lee Beard Commission Chamber of the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.The proposed 1.75-mills increase, which would bring the millage rate to 9.788, would amount to a $61.25 annual increase on a $100,000 homesteaded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-11/budget-axes-not-new-t
Tax protests, goats making news this week

...hearing Tuesday at the Marble Palace right before commissioners set this year's tax rate.Even so, the 1.75-mill increase won't be enough to satisfy the government, which consumes money faster than goats eat grass around detention ponds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-16/tax-protests-go
Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...Commission on Monday to approve Augusta's first property tax increase in seven years.The tiebreaker on the 1.75-mill increase was made possible by the appointment, before the tax vote, of District 6 Commissioner-elect Ben Hasan to fill out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-25/mayor-breaks-tie-raise-prope
Augusta Commission votes 7-0 to raise property taxes

...commissioners and the mayor after a first vote on a 2-mill increase failed and the meeting was recessed, includes a $500...after the recess and worked out a deal.The 1.75-mill increase, which amounts to a $61.25 annual increase in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-30/augusta-commission-votes
Augusta Commission holds off on tax increase

...staffers had proposed the 2-mill increase, expected to generate some...quarter-mill since 2006, when a 1.09-mill increase went to law enforcement. A mill...sodas than they would on a 2-mill increase."The third commissioner to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-28/augusta-commission-holds