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County Executive Poloncarz looks to increase spending and taxes

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The Erie County Executive's proposed 2012 budget will look to cut jobs and increase taxes.

The Buffalo News reports that County Executive Mark Poloncarz will release a spending plan today that will boost property taxes by 3.4 percent.

Overall spending will jump 2.1 percent, while laying off ten workers and eliminating 53 vacant positions.

The County Legislature must approve the budget plan.

The Poloncarz plan will add $300,000 to the depleted county library budget, an amount that is considerably lower than the level sought by library supporters.

Poloncarz unveils his plan at his County Rath Building office at 10:30 a.m. Monday.