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Stevens Point passes budget with cuts, tax increase

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- The Stevens Point City Council has passed next year's budget.

Taxes will go up as part of the new budget. Council president Randy Stroik says homeowners will see an increase of about $61 on a $100,000 home.

But Stroik says much of the tax increase is due to a referendum citizens already passed to move Mid-State Technical College downtown.

The budget also cuts funding from departments across the city. 

"I'm pretty confident that while the budget cuts were deep, we've been able to maintain the service level that the citizens have come to enjoy," said Stroik.

Stroik says less money from the state contributed to the tighter budget.

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