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ESD No. 1 tax increase fails

Proposition defeated by 433 votes

The Wise County Emergency Service District No. 1 ad valorem tax increase failed in Tuesday’s election. Voters defeated the 7-cent tax rate increase per $100 value 57 percent to 43 percent. The proposal was made after the department recognized a need for new equipment, station renovations and paid firefighters. Moving forward, Wise County ESD No. 1 will have to operate […]

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