From H. LeRoy Whiteley, Jr., president of Marylanders for Fair Property Taxation:
We wish we could say this is an April Fools joke but the truth is it is a fool’s joke. We the taxpayers are the fools if we allow the members of the General Assembly to introduce a bill late in the session through a waiver of the rules and then expect us to permit the out-of-control Board of Education spenders to create their own property taxing authority. HEAVEN HELP US IF THIS IS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN!!!!
Delegate Sheila Hixson has introduced HB 1352 Local School Boards — Authority to Impose a Property Tax. She accomplished this late bill introduction by suspension of the rules in a 129 to 7 vote. WE HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED OUR LEGISLATORS ASKING THEM TO EXEMPT OUR COUNTY FROM THIS HORRENDOUS BILL.
We urge you to take immediate steps to CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES asking them to exempt your county from this sneaky snake bill and then to do all within their power to squash this precedent setting action from taking place anywhere in our over taxed state.
Giving an appointed or largely appointed school board with no accountability or responsibility to the electorate this authority to impose MORE PROPERTY TAXES ON US is absolutely ludicrous. Don’t let it happen!!
Remember Nothing Happens Unless We Make It Happen!!!!!!
Thank You. Roy Whiteley