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January 16, 2017

Guest column Concerned Galveston taxpayers voting for proposition

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  • ARC 25 posted at 4:19 am on Thu, Aug 14, 2014.

    ARC 25 Posts: 439

    Thank you Mr. Mafrige and GCCT for being a watchdog over our tax Dollars. After reading this article I will be casting a vote in favor of the 2 cent tax increase.

  • gecroix posted at 10:41 am on Thu, Aug 14, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6665

    How is this different from a previous story?
    It says smart use of refinancing has resulted in an ability to lower tax rates by 3 cents.
    That's good work, and should be applauded.
    Then it says that voters should approve a 2 cent tax rate that will go to raises and upkeep, and says those voters will still be saving 1 cent rate out of the 3.
    True, but most people would say that all things equal, 3 things in hand is really more than 1 thing in hand. The reason then is not to just save the touted 1 cent for taxpayers, but to keep some money to use for worthy things.
    Why not just say, straight up, we could give you 3 cents back, but want to keep 2 cents of that to pay for genuine needs?

  • pflinn posted at 1:32 pm on Thu, Aug 14, 2014.

    pflinn Posts: 1384

    Teacher raises or Administration raises, also? Inquiring minds want to know.

    1 cent lower per $100, or 3 cents lower per $100... let's see...which would I prefer? Duhhhh!

  • GISDCommunications posted at 2:11 pm on Thu, Aug 14, 2014.

    GISDCommunications Posts: 89

    All info is available at www.gisd.org/election2014. Feel free to post any additional questions you may have there.
    -GISD Communications