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Commissioner and Superintendents speak out on Guv’s tax proposals

January 30, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF 

Elimination of business personal property taxes, either all at once or in phases, as Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter proposed in his Jan. 7 State of the State address, could mean elimination of some services, but it’s far too early in the legislative session to know what will actually happen, county officials believe.

And its impact shouldn’t be as extreme to Franklin County as some other counties.

County Commissioner Scott Workman said changes or doing away with the personal property tax is not a new idea. “It’s been talked for quite a while,” he said late last week. “If it takes revenue away from the counties, we either have to cut services or figure out some other way to come up with the money (that would be lost).

“It’s not going to be seamless to the county,” he said. It will be the start of the county’s new fiscal year in October where major impact could start, Workman believes. “We will monitor it, see where funds are. We’re going to make sure (county) departments are at or under budget.

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