On top of its busing fiasco, the Jefferson County Public Schools board wants to raise property taxes for the third year in a row.
The Louisville TEA party is urging all taxpayers to show up tonight to oppose tax hikes. The 6:45 p.m. hearing will be at the VanHoose Center at 3332 Newburg Road, just south of the I-264 (Watterson) Expressway.
The release states:
“If passed, it will mean a total of about a 10% increase over the past three years. They recently gave everyone in the JCPS system a 1% raise, when many people in Louisville are unemployed. This tax increase is totally uncalled for. Especially in light of their rich retirement system (people who retire at age 55, with 33 years of service can actually receive a net check in retirement which is higher then their net check while working, and with a built in 1 1/2% COLA each year).”
It’s good to see the TEA parties getting engaged in the midst of the chaos known as the Jefferson County Public Schools system.