Northern Kentucky

9

Apr
2014

Grant County Activities

What:  Come join with Matt Bevin-candidate for United States Senate 
When: April 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Where:   Nobles Restaurant  Ext 144  I-75 & Hwy 330   Corinth, Ky 
 
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Guest Speaker: Chris Gallagher from Freedom Works.  Introduction of local candidates
When:  April 24th  7:00pm to 9:00 pm 
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership  9 Taft Hwy  i-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room
 
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Speaker: Congressman  Thomas Massie 
When:  May 16th  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership meeting  9Taft Hwy 1-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room

8

Apr
2014

Agenda 21 and the Urban Forestry Board

A recent article in the Enquirer ridiculed Agenda 21 opponents as conspiracy theorists and diminished their concerns about the implementation of programs that are expensive to tax payers and violate private property rights. Tom FitzGerald, president of the Kentucky Resources Council asserted that Agenda 21 doesn’t involve taking private property (Agenda 21: UN plot or conspiracy theory?, 2014). Although that might be true for now, there are certainly zoning codes that have been adopted by municipalities that can tell Kentucky residents what they can do with their private property.

Urban and Community Forestry Grants

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet posted a grant opportunity on their site for an Urban and Community Forestry Grant. According to the site the Forestry Title of the 1990 Farm Bill included authorization for the America the Beautiful program. This has historically provided funding for the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant program. The division administers this program in cooperation with the Kentucky Urban Forestry Council for the purpose of encouraging and supporting long-term and sustained Urban and Community Forestry programs.

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7

Apr
2014

FreePAC Kentucky

If you missed Saturday's event in Louisville please watch the You Tube of the speeches, Beck's is very cool!!

http://secure.freedomworks.org/site/R?i=D6uQxqPiuH2DBtyiatc6Qg

7

Apr
2014

Obama Fundraising In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood Memorial

So he tries to look all concerned for our service men, but the real truth of why he is in Texas this week. Read this article from Patriot Update.... http://patriotupdate.com/2014/04/obama-fundraising-texas-day-fort-hood-memorial/

27

Mar
2014

The KY Democrats in the House Try to Bilk the Tax Payer

The Democrats in the General Assembly just tried to fleece the tax payers of Kentucky by introducing legislation that would negate the lawsuits against the libraries by recognizing them as special districts and making the law retroactive for 35 years. Fortunately, the Republican-controlled Senate took out the language put in by House Democrats that would have validated how libraries have raised their taxes since 1979, when the state established rules for special districts. As usual the Enquirer slavishly exhorted pro library supporters to convince Senate Republicans to leave the language in the bill (Legislation to end library lawsuits in jeopardy, 2014).

The Libraries Broke the Law

Kentucky Revised Statute 173.790 states that tax rates at library districts formed by petition could only change upon submission of a petition signed by 51 percent of voters in the last election. Tax rates at libraries in Campbell and Kenton counties, however, have been determined using the method established in 1979 under KRS 132.010, commonly referred to as House Bill 44.

The Libraries are arguing that they have historically been identified as special taxing districts and under House Bill 44, funding for those districts is tied to tax rates based on the value of real estate or personal property. Under this method, a tax rate that would generate approximately the same revenue as the previous year, called the compensating rate, is identified. Special taxing districts have the option of taking up to a 4 percent increase above the compensating rate without being subject to a recall petition (NKY library lawsuit may lead to cuts throughout the state, 2013).

This argument doesn’t hold water, since not one word in House Bill 44 contains the word library. The libraries arbitrarily began increasing taxes based on the compensating rate in spite of having a clearly defined process for raising taxes that involves receiving consent from the tax payer via a petition. It’s worthy to note that they have been raising taxes through this method for 35 years and not one of our elected officials has questioned it.

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