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Real estate tax assists with public safety

He said a lower tax might be more reasonable.

It could also have a domino effect, Politi said, with the state deciding to increase its own transfer tax.

"We need the money," Supervisor Robert C. Dedrick (R-Ticonderoga) said. "I do think $1 would better serve us."

The county decided to establish its tax at $1 per $500, instead of the $2 originally proposed.

The tax unanimously passed the County Finance Committee Monday and will have a preliminary vote by the Board of Supervisors Ways and Means Committee next Monday.

Manning said he'll start drafting a local law to start collecting the tax in September.

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