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Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes

The Prince George’s County Council on Thursday rejected County Executive Rushern L. ­Baker III’s pleas for a major tax increase to generate more education funding but passed a budget that would require a modest tax hike and end a property tax cap that’s been in place since 1978.

Council members refused to consider either Baker’s original proposal for a 15 percent increase that would have produced $133 million a year for schools or a last-minute compromise offer that would have generated $65 million in new funding.

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