PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County Council Democrats proposed a 1 mill property tax increase Monday, part of an effort to curb the effects of $50 million in service cuts.

Allegheny County Executive-Elect Rich Fitzgerald threw his support behind the measure, less than a week after being elected to replace outgoing County Executive Dan Onorato.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talks with D. Raja, the former candidate for county executive who was defeated by Fitzgerald in last week’s election,  about the proposed tax increase.  Raja tells Mike that Allegheny County voters are getting what they asked for, and what he would have done differently had he been elected.

Listen to Mike Pintek every weekday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!

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