January 11, 2007

New Castle County Residents should prepare for a large tax increase

Posted in New Castle County Politics at 4:16 pm by Paul Smith Jr

New Castle County Council voted Tuesday night to repeal a law that puts a 5 percent cap on how much property taxes can be raised each year.

The 10-3 vote in favor of lifting the cap means County Executive Chris Coons now can put together a budget for the next fiscal year that could include a larger tax increase to balance the budget.

County officials are downplaying fears of a large tax increase, but would they really have taken this step if they weren’t willing and planning to do so?

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4 Comments »

  1. steamboat willy said,

    the voters are about to get what they voted for.

    they elected that bunch of self serving leppers and now it is time to pay the piper.

  2. steamboat willy said,

    it is telling to compare the amount of blog/comment attention this issue gets as compared to John Atkins’ traffic stop.

  3. Miriam said,

    I’m sorry, but you call these taxes? I come from New Jersey. My property taxes were $9,000. Now they are $1,200. If they go up 10 percent, I won’t even notice.

  4. Antibush said,

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t the country with
    the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.


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