Prince William County raises real estate taxes for 2015

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) - The Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the 2015 fiscal year on Tuesday, raising real estate taxes by about 4.5 percent, InsideNOVA reports.

The additional revenue from the tax hike will reportedly help fund two new libraries in the county, in Gainesville and Montclair, and adds 25 police officers and 11 firefighters.

The budget also diverts more than $13 million in unused park bonds to help pay for new artificial turf at Benton, Woodbridge, Godwin and Graham Park middle schools. Previously the decision was made to install turf at Gainesville and Saunders middle schools as well.

The county school district, however, will receive a few million dollars less than expected for 2015.

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