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Animal Control Proposal Comes to a Halt in Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - The idea of asking voters to raise property taxes to pay for county animal control services comes to a halt.

After reviewing the proposal, the Benton County Assessor, Barbara Wagner, quickly told commissioners the proposal goes against state law.

There can't be two different levy rates in one county.

Commissioner Jim Beaver says they'll have to start from scratch and the county hopes to form a partnership with the Animal Control Authority already in place in city limits and see what can be done to bring animal control service to Benton County.

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