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Bowie County sets dates for public hearings

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Bowie County officials say a tax hike may be needed to cover a potential budget shortfall.

Commissioners voted Friday four to one to set two public hearings to discuss a possible tax revenue increase.
    
Commissioner Pat McCoy says he's concerned the budget may not be enough to cover current county expenses.
    
He says if the county doesn't keep the current tax rate, revenue could be down nearly $600,000 by October 31st.

"We're down to the point that it may be necessary to cut essential services, that additional money would give us the opportunity to be able to keep a budget tight, but not have to cut essential services," said McCoy.

The proposed 2013-2014 is now available for viewing.

The public hearings will be on September 16th and 19th at 10 a.m. in the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston.

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