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Take a stand

Across this country, people are pouring into town hall meetings and other such forums to express their opinion or ask questions about proposed health care reform.

Many are worried about the potential impact on their wallets.

But where are they when our local governments are proposing tax increases—sure to have an impact on our wallets?

The Board of Education held two public hearings on its proposal to increase the millage rate from 11.71 mills to 12.71. A total of four persons showed up. A third hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.

The county had debated a millage increase, but because of feedback from some constituents, the commissioners decided not to raise rates.

These civil exchanges among our elected representatives and those they represent is healthy.

We encourage you to take a stand.Take a stand

Across this country, people are pouring into town hall meetings and other such forums to express their opinion or ask questions about proposed health care reform.

Many are worried about the potential impact on their wallets.

But where are they when our local governments are proposing tax increases—sure to have an impact on our wallets?

The Board of Education held two public hearings on its proposal to increase the millage rate from 11.71 mills to 12.71. A total of four persons showed up. A third hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.

The county had debated a millage increase, but because of feedback from some constituents, the commissioners decided not to raise rates.

These civil exchanges among our elected representatives and those they represent is healthy.

We encourage you to take a stand.