Repay could learn a lot from Highland Town Council

2013-06-14T00:00:00Z Repay could learn a lot from Highland Town Council nwitimes.com
June 14, 2013 12:00 am

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

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