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Commissioner Shade Says Tax Hike Not An Option On The Table

February 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Even though the county’s finance director has suggested that a tax hike may have to be considered moving forward- Allegany County Commissioners President Jake Shade said flatly: that is not an option on the table. The commissioners received a preliminary budget presentation prior to Thursday’s regular public meeting. With lost property tax revenue resulting from the closure of the Luke Mill- and an anticipated major hit coming when the state implements a $4.4 billion plan to improve education- Finance Director Jason Bennett said while its unpopular, a tax increase could help relieve the fiscal crunch. Commissioner Shade addressed the budget during his remarks to close the meeting…


5 Responses to “Commissioner Shade Says Tax Hike Not An Option On The Table”

  1. February 03, 2020 at 7:20 am, g.stimmel said:

    We pay more than we should now. Up my taxes and ill move. WV is right next door with less tax.


    • February 03, 2020 at 9:30 am, Kevin said:

      > Don’t let the door hit you on the way out . . .


  2. February 03, 2020 at 11:52 am, mac said:

    Commissioner Shade emphatically states that a tax hike is out of the question but he has not stated that there will be no NEW taxes. The County can always find some novel new tax to fill the coffers.
    The State has the so-called flush tax in place to cover Bay restoration. What if the County adds a surcharge to cover the use of local sewerage piping and treatment? This is just one idea that could be added to our tax bills.


  3. February 03, 2020 at 5:00 pm, Martin D Fornwalt said:

    Sounds like the old “DOUBLE TALK” TO ME! Tax hike is off the table! yet a “NEW TAX” is on the table! Funny how they think we stupid voters are in their minds! This is the typical LIBERAL MOVES NATIONWIDE! I’M SICK OF THIS CRAP!


  4. February 03, 2020 at 6:55 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Nah, the Republicans always stick it to the middle class and poor.


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