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Public Hearing Focuses On Proposed Durham Tax Increase

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DURHAM, N.C. — A public hearing on how to spend tax dollars in Durham kept the city council in session past midnight.

One by one, attendees gave council members their opinions on how to allocate the proposed $279 million budget.

Police pay and building maintenance are behind a proposed tax increase in the Bull City. City manager Marcia Conner is recommending a five-cent tax increase.

The city council is expected to vote on the budget in two weeks.

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