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Aldermen vote to increase taxes
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MONROE - Residents of the city of Monroe were handed a $33 tax increase on every $100,000 of home value by the Monroe Common Council Tuesday when aldermen passed the proposed 2017 budget. Council members passed the budget on a 7-2 vote with nods by Reid Stangel, Charles Koch, Tom Miller, Brooke Bauman, Ron Marsh, Richard Thoman and Jeff Newcomer. Aldermen Michael Boyce and Chris Beer voted against adoption of the budget.