I'm voting "no" for the addition of 1 percent to the sales tax for Rock Island County school boards including the Rock Island/ Milan School Board. There are serious questions that we need to think about before voting either for or against the ballots.|
1. What is the length of time for the proposed 1 percent tax? No term limit is listed on the ballot.
2. Wouldn't the schools have money available for repairs, security and revamping entrances by using the money after selling the property of Audubon School?
3. Aren't there grants and funds available from the state for security improvements at schools?
4. How many 1 percent additional sales tax will there be requested on future ballots such as for Hope Creek and the courthouse? Oh yes, Hope Creek is expected to be on the ballot in the future, too. Wow!
In the future funding will be needed for the courthouse. I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of being nickel-and-dimed to death by taxes.
Do you know where the money is going from our current breakdown of sales tax? So I implore everyone to think clearly before you vote for any increase in taxes. This sales tax could be for a lifetime. I'll be voting "no" on the referendum, after giving it very careful consideration
I'm for supporting our schools but this 1 percent sales tax is a bad idea.
William C. Langen,
Sherrard, IL Details
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