Board did avoid tax increases

to the editor

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Mr. Hardin’s letter in your paper last week.  He suggested that the county board could have avoided property tax increases for our residents.  Thankfully, we did.  My record is local and I stand by it in consistently holding down County taxes.

The writer focuses on issues involving powers of our state leaders – State Homestead Credit versus Homestead Exclusion — instead of things under my purview as a non-partisan County Commissioner.  The state can fix the tax shift it created that has burdened our residents by correcting the Market Value Homestead Credit.

The writer suggests that electing Darrel Trulson will result in a reversal of the $1.6 million property tax increase.  However, to accomplish that goal, he would need to become a State Legislator, not a County Commissioner.

I appreciate the support of Democrats, Republicans and independent voters alike.  Thank you!

Commissioner Lora Walker

Lent Township

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