Co. certifies preliminary 2012 budget that includes tax increase
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a 2.6 percent increase in taxes and a general fund budget of $59 million for 2012.
Final action won't be taken until mid-December, but under state law, the proposed tax levy can only decrease -- it cannot be increased.
County Administrator Larry Kleindl said 2.1 percent of the proposed tax increase was because of "cuts and shifts" in state funding that affects the county budget.
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