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November 11, 2018

Squeezing out every penny

Last month the County Executive gave his vision of a balanced budget for 2019.  So far his vision has been a good one.  We are once again the beneficiary of a AA+ bond rating by Moody’s is due to stable fund balances, controlled expenditures and long term planning.  Below are some highlights of his budget address on Sept. 20th. Our …

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October 23, 2018

Read my lips: no new taxes

“Read my lips: no new taxes” is a phrase spoken by then-American presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted the nomination on August 18. Written by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, the line was the most prominent sound bite from the speech.  Earlier this year we heard something similar from our Mayor, Roger C. Claar, …

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October 7, 2018

When do we RISE up?

Recently I attended a Climate Jobs and Justice rally/march.  Over 500 attended who formed the message “RISE” to encourage others to stand with them.  This movement/march was about our climate and the jobs in our area, although my understanding is that these marches took place around the country in various locations with the same themes.  Pollution is a problem, traffic …

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