Orange County supervisors propose 6-cent tax property tax increase (Submitted by Ben Martin on March 23, 2010 – 11:01am

Orange County supervisors have decided to advertise a 6-cent increase, although they may ultimately pass a lower rate. Supervisors don’t yet know how much funding the county will get from the state, and they can pass a rate less than advertised, but not higher without running a new advertisement. County Administrator Julie Jordan’s proposed budget gives the school system the same local contribution as last year, but state funding cuts have led the schools to eliminate 81.5 jobs. The county may need to provide more money for the schools.