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Amid citizen complaints, Washington County commissioners defend five-year spending plan

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Washington County officials heard criticism from the public last week during a hearing announcing a five-year plan for spending on capital and road improvement projects.

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Matt Behning said in the seven years he’s lived in the county, his taxes have been increasing about 2 percent on average every year, but the county’s debt has grown from $54 to $167 million.

“First thing you think of the roads must be getting massive improvements,” he said.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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