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21 Other Counties Already at Levy Rate Kanawha Seeks

October 30, 2013

Charleston Gazette – If an additional Kanawha County Schools excess levy is passed Nov. 9, the county will join 21 others around the state that already collect the maximum amount of property taxes legally allowed for education purposes. Read

If passed, tax rates in Kanawha County — the state’s largest — would be about 15 percent higher than the state average, but still lower than eight other counties including Putnam, according to the 2013 state auditor’s report on levy rates.

While opponents of the proposed levy have warned it would make Kanawha County the only one in the state with two school excess levies, Kanawha County citizens will not be paying any more than the citizens in those 21 counties with a single excess levy.