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$31 million spending plan passed in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. -- The Elmira City Council has passed the 2013 $31 million spending plan. The lone vote against came from William McCarthy, who cited increased taxes and small salary increases for council members.

The spending plan includes a 2.9 percent tax increase. That amounts to $27 for a house assessed at $50,000.

The budget does not include any layoffs or increases in sanitation fees. It also includes continued funding for all public services.

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