Texas County Mulls Hospital, Emergency Services Tax Hikes
By Matthew Nesto (September 9, 2019, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Commissioners in El Paso County, Texas, approved two separate increases in property taxes Monday to address growing demand for hospital and emergency services, less than four months before a statewide cap on local tax hikes takes effect.
In unanimous votes, the governing body for the sixth-largest city in Texas and surrounding towns approved the operating budget for the county hospital district, including the University Medical Center and related community health providers, as well as a 5.6% increase in property taxes to fund it.
The hospital tax increase raises the fiscal year 2020 tax rate to 26.7747 cents per $100 of assessed...
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