"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?
Fri, Oct 25th, 2002
Posted in Letter to the Editor
Posted in Letter to the Editor
I'd like to ask my opponent Greg Davids, "Greg, whose bus do you ride on--Houston and Fillmore Counties' or the Twin Cities' suburban bus?"
In 1999 I testified in St. Paul three times on property tax relief--for Rep. Michelle Riffenberg, for Sen. Kenric Scheevel, and for Rep. Greg Davids. I had confidence then in Mr. Davids delivering reform legislation to benefit our district. Alas, it was not to be. He later made comments opposing the property tax relief. The legislation would have taken school funding off ag land with the State of Minnesota picking up the difference. Did Greg shepherd it through the House? NO! In fact Rep. Bill Kuisle of Rochester did. now comes the 2001 tax bill, with education and roads still lacking, and our district still paying disproportionately high property taxes. Homeowners were slammed in southeastern Minnesota. While Eden Prairie enjoyed a 24.6% decrease in property taxes, cities like Eitzen were hit with a 16.6% increase. (Meanwhile, Minnesota was still the 4th highest taxed state in the U.S.) A provision in the 2001tax bill required the state to takeover transit funding using motor vehicle sales tax revenue instead of local property taxes. Only 4.3% of this tax relief ever made it to rural Minnesota. If the Twin Cities want better roads why don't they levy a 1/2% sales tax for their area for their own transit? Houston county spent 5000 of its own dollars to fund the SEMCAC bus which provides transportation between Houston county and the medical clinics in La Crosse - with no state help. Greg, don't you look out for our citizens' transportation needs like you do for those who live in the rich suburbs? I didn't miss the bus at all. I'm riding the Houston and Fillmore counties' bus, Greg, not a Twin Cities bus! Al Hein Candidate/House District 31B