The board of the JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas, voted to recommend increasing property tax collections by 2% next year, to 23.7 cents per $100 of assessed property value from 23.2 cents. The increase would add another $3.8 million to its current $348 million budget. Spokeswoman Drenda Witt said Tarrant County, Texas, has asked the public health system to shoulder new expenses for nonhospital services such as a public health building. The proposed tax increase would have to be approved by the Tarrant County commissioners, whose next meeting is in September. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Texas public system proposes tax increase
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