The 1.5 percent tax on the personal incomes of all county residents and out-of-state residents working in Lake County is now a reality.
Fortunately, for senior citizens, the local income tax won't be imposed on Social Security benefits, but it will be imposed on most pension income.
I would like to thank Commissioner Gerry Scheub for keeping his promise to veto the tax.
I suggest Commissioner Mike Repay take a lead from the Highland Town Council and clerk-treasurer, who recently lowered a fee charged to Highland residents, rather than burdening us with a new 1.5 percent tax.
The county tax Repay refused to veto will raise revenue at the expense of those who can afford it the least.
- Dennis Adams, Highland