Letter: How tax decisions are made
A comment and a couple of legislative concerns caught my eye in the Feb. 5 edition of the West Central Tribune.
The $10 wheelage tax on vehicle registrations is another voter no-show, also after a public input opportunity. The money raised by this tax goes directly to road and bridge repair, but apparently will come up short, as I read in the article that a legislative concern is for additional funding.
Perhaps fewer consultant fees for things like a vision of Highway 12’s future would leave at least a little coin for the actual repair.
Expanding the sales tax exemption for local government units is another legislative concern. I do not — in my limited memory span — recall any government entity meeting any kind of tax it didn’t like, so I think the joy of paying should be shared by the government also; but maybe the exemption will help “streamline” the function of said units.
Ed Mickelson Atwater