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Bradley County, Tenn., property tax rate rises

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CLEVELAND, TN (Times Free Press) -

Bradley County's certified tax rate has increased by almost 2 percent as a result of a state-mandated reappraisal.

The new rate, which is $1.8254 per $100 of assessed value, is a 3.34 cent increase on the old rate of $1.792. The new rate is intended to offset expected revenue losses from decreases in property value.

"State law says that you can't bring in more or less revenue due to a reappraisal -- it's got to be revenue neutral," Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis said.

The county had a 2 percent decrease in property values overall, he said.

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