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'First cut' Cottage Grove budget proposal includes 8.5% levy hike

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After several years of flat or modest property tax levy changes, the initial city of Cottage Grove 2015 budget proposal includes an 8.5 percent levy hike.


The increase would help cover rising expenses, a bump in employee pay, an anticipated double-digit jump in staff health insurance premiums and new equipment purchases that were deferred in past years. The budget does not include any new employee positions.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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