County commission OKs tax hike
It was a long and crowded County Commission meeting. Crowd estimate was 500. “Teachers reasoned, children cried, and parents insisted. . .” The school board had submitted a budget that would have required a 34 cent property tax increase. The County Commission responded with 25.89 cents of additional funding (20 cents from a property tax increase and 5.89 cents transferred from the sanitation fund). West Wilson Middle School Principal Wendell Marlowe spoke strongly in favor of the full 34-cent increase. It’s a long and complex story – well written by the Chronicle reporters, Tomi Wiley and Connie Esh. Includes a detailed recap of how all the county commissioners voted.
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