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Barton Co. triples book-in fees

The trouble with tax cuts is that they cost so much.
Take, for example, the state’s decision to phase out the collection of mortgage registration fees. The fees represented an unfair tax, because a person who could afford a bigger down payment paid a smaller fee than someone who had the borrow more. However, some counties have had to raise property taxes to make up for the lost revenue.


This week, Barton County found a little more money for its general fund by tripling the book-in fee, from $15 to $45, that is changed at the county jail. The ...


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