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Cobb announces record high tax digest amid budget troubles

Cobb County announced a record high tax digest of $36.7 billion Thursday, a nine percent increase over last year. 

The announcement comes as Cobb faces a minimum $30 million shortfall in its 2019 budget.

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The county is facing a $30 million shortfall this year.

Commission Chairman Mike Boyce is making a public push for a millage rate increase to cover the gap, arguing that the floating homestead exemption means the county general fund will not benefit enough from rising property values. 

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Boyce is holding a series of town hall meetings on the budget and millage rate. The next one is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at the South Cobb Community Center.

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