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Monmouth County proposed budget includes tax hike, room for freeholder raises

By Susanne Cervenka, the Asbury Park Press

Monmouth County homeowners could pay anywhere from $3 to $50 more a year under a county budget proposal that includes room to give raises to the five elected freeholders.

Yet members of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders repeatedly emphasized that the $449.5 million budget introduced Thursday was just a starting point. They say they intend to “sharpen the pencil” in hopes of trimming the tax increase  to zero.

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