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GRMC will have same tax asking for 11th consecutive year

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 11:44 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 12:21 p.m. CST

For the 11th consecutive year, Greater Regional Medical Center will not raise taxes in Union County. GRMC approved its 2013-14 budget Monday evening and will have a tax asking of $1.14 million.

“I’ve said as long as I’m CEO at Greater Regional, we won’t raise taxes in Union County,” CEO Monte Neitzel said. “We’ve held true to that. I think we pay enough taxes in Union County.”

GRMC has asked for $1.14 million the past 11 years. But Matt McCutchan, chief financial officer, noted Monday the law states GRMC could tax for up to $8.2 million.

GRMC will have a levy of $2.54 for 2013-14 — down 8 cents from the current fiscal year levy of $2.62.

GRMC is the fourth-highest taxing entity in Union County. The highest is Creston School District, followed by the county and city. The county’s levy for 2013-14 is proposed at $13.79. The city and school district have not had a public hearing revealing its levies for 2013-14.

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