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Despite significant revenue shortfalls brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, Victoria County’s judge has proposed a balanced budget for 2021 that doesn’t increase the property tax rate.

Victoria County has seen a decline this year in “virtually all revenues” because of the impacts from COVID-19, said County Judge Ben Zeller on Monday afternoon, during the first of several budget workshops scheduled this week. The largest decline has been in sales tax revenue, but declines are seen across essentially all revenue sources, he said.

Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, mtheophil@vicad.com or on Twitter

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Rick Dockery

Good job. I wish my premium stayed the same for nine years. I’m sure the school district will attempt one way or another to raise taxes. Probably a bond in the spring.

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