Beaufort County Hospital Financial Trouble Could Affect Taxpayers

Financial woes at Beaufort county's hospital could mean less tax breaks for residents.

Beaufort County's Manager presented his recommendations to the board last week on what to do with Beaufort County Medical Center's debt problem, as it relates to the county's budget.

Paul Spruill says the hospital owes them 1.5 million dollars. If they can not repay the government, he suggests a three cent tax increase.

Although under his proposal the tax rate will still decrease in the coming year for tax payers.

Spruill says he proposed a tax rate of 52 cents down for 60 cents, currently.

Although, the tax rate could move up to 55 cents if the hospital can not repay their debt.

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