Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dycusburg Magistrate Votes Against New Tax

The Crittenden County Fiscal Court approved the controversial insurance premium tax during its special meeting this morning. (See here for more details).

The approved version levies a 2-percent tax on all insurance premiums, excluding health, life and worker's compensation. The amended version of the tax ordinance passed by a 5-1 margin with Magistrate Greg West (the magistrate representing Dycusburg) casting the only dissenting vote.

I wonder if the fiscal court researched many other viable solutions? I hope this is a wake-up call for several Crittenden Countians to pay closer attention to where their dollars are going. Truly, and not just in Crittenden County, we are a nation of taxation without representation.

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