MONROE Union County commissioners approved a 15.4 percent tax increase Monday night to cover school district expenses, which will add about $200 to the bill for a typical taxpayer.
The closely divided vote on the 2014-15 budget came on the last day of the fiscal year.
“It creates a tremendous amount of heartburn, the idea that we’ve got to raise taxes on the people of Union County,” said commissioner Jonathan Thomas, who blamed an “out-of-control school board.”
The budget passed 3-2. Thomas and commissioner Todd Johnson were the “no” votes.