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Bureau says property taxes made bigger jump last year

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Analysts both inside and outside of state government say property taxes probably won't go up as much in December as they did last year.

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The Legislative Fiscal Bureau said Monday the average Wisconsin house valued at $170,000 paid just more than $2,800 in local taxes.

That's $105 more than the year before or 3.8 percent. Gov. Jim Doyle's budget office expects the increase to be more like 1 percent this year.

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