Smaller revenue cap detrimental to county according to sheriff

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson urged the members of commissioners court to call state legislators to express opposition to Senate Bill 2, which would lower tax revenue increases from their current 8 percent to 5 percent, without an election by voters. Wilson said the bill would harm smaller counties like Limestone.
“Make a phone call and tell them your opposition,” Wilson told the other court members, “because if this bill passes in the form it is in now, it will cripple county government. It will really have a very burdensome effect on what we do and the services we provide.”
He said that a number of county associations also oppose the bill. He also noted that those who oppose the bill are trying to keep it from being scheduled for a vote.
“If we can keep it in calendars, we can keep it off the floor for a vote,” he said. “Thursday is the deadline, but you can still have a bill tacked on, so we’re not safe until they go home on May 28-29.”

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