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Property taxes going up 10.4%

Commissioners trim slightly following public furor
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    Commission Chair Rob Jones listens to a question Thursday on the property tax increase, as Becky Denney and Jerry Barnes look on.
    Speaking from the audience at the final hearing on a county property tax increase, Edwin Weaver told how he had gone to the grocery store to buy six steaks.
    When the clerk told him he lacked the cash, he agreed he didn’t have the money but that “it is in my budget.” You don’t get the steaks without the money, he said, telling the commissioners the county needs to start eating ground beef instead of steak we can’t afford, to a roomful of applause.
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WKRP
0 #1 WKRP 2016-09-21 15:06
It doesn't speak very highly of our County Commissioners and Finance Director that they DID NOT have any figures available to show the public what the budget would be if they approved different levels of the tax increase!! But then again a large percentage of our County keeps electing them!!!!
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Husker
-7 #2 Husker 2016-09-28 20:15
Seems odd that a community newspaper doesn't publish the real estate taxes that are billed to elected officials of the county. Of course, that would be in the interest of the community, and they surely do not want to do any thing that may interest the community, do they?
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Stop Mooching
+8 #3 Stop Mooching 2016-09-29 13:07
Quoting Husker:
Seems odd that a community newspaper doesn't publish the real estate taxes that are billed to elected officials of the county. Of course, that would be in the interest of the community, and they surely do not want to do any thing that may interest the community, do they?


Guess what, genius? You can look that up yourself online for free anytime you want to. 24/7, 365 days a year. Knock yourself out.
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