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Talk Back: Are Taxes The Key To Budget Fix?

Town of Islip announces its plan to raise taxes 65% to fix fiscal crisis.

On Monday the Town of Islip revealed that its preliminary budget calls for a 65-percent tax increase. The increase would only apply to the Town portion of residents' property tax bills, but would still be a significant jump in what taxpayers are used to shelling out. The average homeowner in Islip will pay an additional $225 in taxes next year if the proposal goes through.

Is this the best course of action for Islip Town? What more do you think should be done to help balance the budget while not overburdening taxpayers?

Tell us your plan in the comments section below.

Joe public October 02, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Great idea ill pay more to keep everything we have our tax is still the lowest on the island

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