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Halifax budget committee talk taxes, move ahead with staff recommendations

Staff is recommending a 1.9 per cent increase to the average property tax bill
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Halifax City Hall (Meghan Groff/

Halifax regional council's budget committee is moving forward with a framework for the 2021/22 fiscal year. 

The committee voted unanimously in favour of staff recommendations including a 1.9 per cent increase to the average property tax bill. 

That increase is not yet set in stone as budget discussions are set to continue as soon as next week. It would translate to a $38 increase to the average residential property tax bill, and $817 on the commercial side. 

Staff's fiscal framework notes the upcoming budget comes amidst a global pandemic, with economic uncertainty not seen since the 1930's. 

The budget committee will be meeting again on Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

Mark Hodgins

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Mark Hodgins is an Ontario-born Haligonian. A graduate of the Loyalist College journalism program, he’s been with NEWS 95.7 since 2016. Mark is a lover of sports, politics and video games.
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