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Lehman hears from Laurel residents on controversial budget proposal

Lehman hears from Laurel residents on controversial budget proposal

County Councilwoman Mary Lehman heard concerns about, and some support for, a controversial Prince George's County budget proposal at a town hall meeting Thursday night. The proposal, released last month by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III, would increase the property tax by 15 percent -- from 96 cents to $1.11 per $100 of assessable property -- in order to provide an additional $135.7 million in funds for the public school system as it undertakes an ambitious goal of landing within the top 10 districts in the state by 2020.  Baker's budget also increases the county's hotel and telecommunications taxes, and includes layoffs and furlough...

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