Next Meeting- Thurs. 05/30/13 - Ocean Pines Community Center 7 pm. Speaker:
Kris Nielsen - National expert on Common Core. He authored "Children of the Core" & recently interviewed on the Glenn Beck Show. Kris an ex-educator bring a hands on knowledge of problems with the Common Core Standards.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This is an important message about the Worcester County Budget Hearing, Hi I’m Laura Dover from the WCTP calling to urge you to attend the budget hearing at Stephen Decatur High School, May 7th at 7pm. 80% of Worcester County’s revenue comes from property taxes. Last year, the County saw the most dramatic drop in property values ever. Since property values have dropped, expected county income has dropped, but projected spending is still increasing. The current budget requests are 7.3 million dollars more than expected county income. County Commissioners have three choices. First, they can spend the General Stabilization fund, also known as the rainy day fund, but the county finance officer told the Commissioners on April 16th that almost all of the rainy day fund would be depleted to get the county through FY 2015. The second option would be to raise property taxes, as they did last year. The last choice is to cut the budget, fulfilling only the necessary needs and services of the County. In these uncertain economic times, County residents simply can’t afford a property tax increase, nor is it fiscally responsible to spend our rainy day savings. Please attend the Budget Hearing at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, May 7th at 7pm and exercise your voice! We must stop the spending madness! If you would like more information, email us at email@example.com or call 443-345-0702. Thank you. Open Here for - FY 2013/2014 Requested Operating Budget
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