Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tax Hike Plan Raises Doubts.(Final)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Commission May Suggest Changes

Two Bernalillo County commissioners are skeptical and three say they are undecided when it comes to raising property taxes as part of a budget proposal for next year.

The commission heard its first public presentation on the budget Tuesday, but the five-member board didn't discuss the spending plan in detail.

Commission Chairman Tom Rutherford urged other commissioners to review the proposal and be ready to suggest changes in two weeks.

Final action on the $122.9 million operating budget is scheduled May 27.

In interviews this week, two commissioners, Tim Cummins and Michael Brasher, expressed skepticism about the proposed tax-rate increase. …

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