by Legate Damar
Several months ago I re-registered from Republican to Libertarian and it’s been one of the most liberating experiences of my life. I’ve been looking forward to life without phone calls from telemarketers asking for money for Republican candidates, automated messages on my answering machine, and a plethora of junk mail asking that I vote for a Republican candidate. Unfortunately I must still be on some of their mailing lists because I recently received mail from Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign attacking his primary opponent Matt Bevin. I couldn’t help thinking that it was a little early to begin mudslinging. Particularly since Mitch McConnell’s campaign has access to millions in campaign funds and a commanding lead in a recent poll:
by Erik Hermes
Why you ask?
In the past couple of weeks:
Fiscal Court raised the county property tax rate 4.9%
The school board raised your property tax rate 4.6%
The library board voted to charge a tax rate 257% higher than the legal rate.
Based upon my calculations the average Campbell County home valued at $150,000 can expect to pay $1,725 in Real Estate taxes this year.
Oh wait a minute…..according to the county property value administrator; your property value went down by 5%.
So if you are not spending more in taxes, your property value may have decreased by about $7,000.
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SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK!
Are you ready to do something about it? We need your help!
Our next meeting is 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 12 at 1098 Monmouth St.
by Legate Damar
The arrogance of the Campbell County Library Board of Trustees never ceases to amaze me. The board voted unanimously at the Aug. 20 meeting to keep the rate of 7.7 cents per $100 of assessed value of real property. The owner of a $100,000 home will pay $77 in library tax. The vote also kept the rate for tangible personal property including machinery and furniture and fixtures at 9.4 cents per $100, and the tax rate for motor vehicles and boats remained at 2.6 cents per $100 of assessed value (Campbell’s libraries seek resolution on tax issue, 2013).
In other words they voted to keep the Campbell County Library’s tax rate the same in spite of Campbell Circuit Court Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward’s ruling in April the library has used the wrong law to raise the tax rate since 1979. (Campbell’s libraries seek resolution on tax issue, 2013).
by Terry Donoghue
On Friday evening September 6th, the Northern Kentucky Tea Party is sponsoring a Public Forum featuring U. S. Congressman Thomas Massie. Congressman Massie will speak to us for the first 20 minutes and then he will answer any questions from the audience. In the town hall type meeting with the Congressman, the public will get to hear what is really going on in Washington D.C. as it pertains to their daily lives.
Congressman Massie has sponsored or co-sponsored 61 bills, including ones to abolish the Federal Reserve and the new health-care law, as well as a measure to make legal possession of guns in a school zone. "There are a bunch of zombies here," Mr. Massie said in an interview, referring to lawmakers in both parties. "Most of them come here with the purest of intentions, but they just get bitten. I don't know whether to hug 'em or hit 'em with a baseball bat." He has also been labeled the “Dr No” of Washington politics.
The event will be held at Dixie Heights High School: 3010 Dixie Highway in Crestview Hills, KY. The time is from 6 to 8 pm. It is not often that you get to meet and speak to a U. S. Representative of this stature. We are fortunate that Congressman Massie was able to fit us in his busy schedule. So tell your neighbor; tell your friends that finally someone in Washington is looking out for us and that we have the opportunity to talk to him. The event is free an open to the public.
by Terry Donoghue
On Thursday August 29th at the Boone County Library which is located at 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington, KY, Ohio State Rep Andrew Thompson will show us how we can repeal Common Core. Rep Thompson, who help start a 912 group in his district, has introduced HB 237 which will repeal Common Core in Ohio. Some of the language in HB 237 states that the State Board of Education shall not adopt or revise any economic standards until they hold a public hearing in each congressional district of the State.
We need to be informed on the steps necessary to abolish Common Core in Kentucky before data-mining is forced upon our children and grandchildren. Several KY Senators and Representatives have said they will attend the meeting. The time to get involved is now. The meeting will be from 1 to 3 pm.
We cannot allow the Federal government telling us how to educate our youth.