Friday, January 19, 2007

Wrapping up the week...

This week Republicans in the state legislature held a press conference to announce property tax refrom proposal. Basically, the Reublican idea is to eliminate it completely - and let municipalities decide for themselves how they want to raise revenues.That could include a local income tax, hotel taxes, maybe a local sales tax - and still keep a property tax, but probably smaller -at first at least.

When you consider all the talk we've heard about property tax reform over the years, this "new" solution isn't much of a solution. What it is, is nothing more than throwing one's hands in the air and admitting that you don't have an answer.

One would expect more...

3 Comments:

Blogger wtfdnucsubsailor said...

The only good thing about the R proposal is that it starts the conversation for this session. The idea is terrible. I can't begin to imagine how business would handle the varying sales taxes from town to town. It is hard enough to manage from state to state. Also, the end result would be worse than the current property tax differential. CT is a small state and that idea would fragment it even further than it already is. I am sure there are better solutions out there.

1:55 PM  
Blogger mccommas said...

Un-biased as ever Ray!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Ray Hackett said...

Come on mccommas, you're smarter than that. This isn't bias, it's just a bad idea. I'd say if it were a coalition of Democratic lawmakers or even a bipartisan group of lawmakers. A bad idea is a bad idea no matter whose idea it is.

12:21 PM  

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