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Wake County Residents Pack Public Meeting To Oppose Proposed Tax Increase

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WAKE COUNTY — Commissioners in Wake County also got an earful Monday night about a proposed 5-cent tax increase.

About 250 people packed a public hearing about the county budget. The board of education wants commissioners to add five cents to the county tax rate, but some residents say that is not fair, especially coming off of last year's bond package.

"I feel like we are being deceived with our tax situation and re-evaluation and we are voting for bond issues that had promises attached to them," says retired teacher Bill Stainback.

County commissioners will make a decision on the tax increase before they pass their budget on June 18.