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Abernethy: Newton budget canâ€™t be passed if no one is there to vote on it
The City of Newtonâ€™s proposed budget is as difficult as any I have seen. The people of Newton are facing a 3 cents property tax increase as well as 5 percent rate hikes for water and wastewater. â€śBudget Timeâ€ť is never easy. Decisions made during the process affect the citizens of Newton for years to come.
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