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St. Pete’s proposed budget includes millions for stormwater system improvements

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St. Petersburg’s tax rate would drop a bit, water and sewer rates would go up, and spending on the stormwater system would increase under Mayor Rick Kriseman’s proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Kriseman’s recommended budget, released Thursday, totals about $507.7 million. That’s an increase of about $2.1 million, or 0.41 percent, over the current operating budget. The mayor noted that the city’s public works department, which includes the water and sewer enterprise funds, is about $28.9 percent of…

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