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Durham County Residents Could Soon See Tax Increase

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DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — It could soon be a little more expensive to live in Durham County.

Next year's proposed budget includes a property tax increase. County Manager Mike Ruffin recommends a 2.9 percent increase.

The total recommended budget is nearly $592 million. More than $4.4 million is slated for Durham public schools.

The first public hearing on the budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 13.