Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Budgets And Taxes

County sees healthy budget

But workers to pay more for insurance

By Andrew Kreighbaum
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:40 AM CDT
Contributions to the Webb County health insurance plan will likely increase by $10 for employees and $17 for the county per two-week pay period, County Auditor Leo Flores said Monday.
This is my favorite part of the LMT story.
The commissioners court also held a public hearing on a proposed increase of more than $2 million in tax revenues to $57.8 million in the next fiscal year's budget, made possible by higher property valuations.
Next time you hear a local politician say, "we didn't raise taxes," ask him/her why government entities are seeing more in revenues.  I realize that they have to provide services for the public; I just don't like them taking credit for tax relief that doesn't exist.

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