Montgomery County Recommends Ten-Cent Property Tax Hike For Schools

(Montgomery County, MD) — Some homeowners in Maryland could be paying more in property taxes. A ten-cent hike was revealed yesterday in Montgomery County’s new operating budget. This would raise about 220-million dollars. All of it would go to fund schools, with a focus on teacher retention and student performance. The budget also includes money for public safety and hiring bonuses to recruit new police officers.