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County Commissioners React to 18%

Lebanon County Commissioners Bill Ames, Bob Phillips, Jo Ellen Litz (left to right)

Lebanon County Commissioners displayed a mix of reactions to the presentation of the 2022 county budget yesterday during their meeting.

Chairman Commissioner Bob Phillips said imposing a tax increase was bitter, but necessary pill to swallow:

Vice Chairman Bill Ames was equally unsettle:

Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz focused on the million dollar increase in healthcare premiums:

Among other things, Litz said hospitalizations related to Covid-19 are very costly and may be part of the reason there’s such a huge increase in healthcare costs.

All three commissioners said they will support the budget when it comes up for a final vote on December 23rd.