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PD Hyatt

When residents of Hitchcock go to protest their property taxes this year because of Harvey, their will be even more crying here in town as with all of the damage that happened here the property tax base this year will fall dramatically. Hitchcock should have known about the sales tax was going to be cut when Baywood and others shut down a couple of years ago. Not only will the city be hurt but so will HISD, COM, the County and the laughable drainage district that we all pay taxes to and they do NOTHING to help our drainage issue.... Of course that is going to happen all over this county and local governments had better get prepared....

Raymond Lewis

Good column Laura..

Chuck DiFalco


Ron Shelby

There are major academic studies out there proving that the volatility in Sales Tax revenue wreaks havoc on a local government budget unless there’s a very large fund balance set aside. Otherwise, an ad valorem based budget has much more stability with a delayed impact during an economy downturn.

Katherine Maxwell

Oddly enough Ron a local State Rep candidate and the governor all support replacing as valorem taxes with a consumption tax. - Brian

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