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Tax rise proposed to pay for Harvey harm

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press

This article was originally published September 22, 2017 at 2:48 a.m. Updated September 22, 2017 at 2:48 a.m.

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Bob Cantrell sits in his garage Wednesday surrounded by belongings salvaged after Hurricane Harvey’s !ooding in Houston. He said raising property taxes is “not a good idea.”

Houston's mayor has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property-tax rate to help pay for mounting Hurricane Harvey expenses, particularly the cost of cleaning up debris and replenishing an emergency fund.

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