Des Moines Taxpayers Win

Thankfully, the voters of Polk County in Iowa have managed to do better than the legislators in the Iowa General Assembly. While the state is busy raising as many of our taxes as they could get away with, the voters, the people that gave them the power (at least in Polk County) rejected the attempt by local officials to borrow $132 million (and raise our property taxes) to renovate and expand the county courthouse.

Thankfully, we won’t be borrowing more money while we’re trying to pay new taxes and deal with the challenges we have with the economy.

Our previous local attempt to raise taxes (Project Destiny) was no more successful. We have some smart voters here in Central Iowa. It’s too bad we don’t have the same benefit in our State Legislature. Maybe those same voters (and other voters around the state) can choose some better representatives this fall for the next session. Maybe.

About the Author

Mr. Smith is the Publisher of The Conservative Reader. He is Partner/Owner of Ambrosia Web Technology as well as a Systems Architect for Wells Fargo. Art hold a degree in Computer Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a political blogger at the Des Moines Register. Art's views are purely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo.


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