Thursday, March 5, 2015

Anthony Olivis Seeks New Tax?

The Colbert County School System is sure to be another hotly contested election venue. The most recently elected superintendent Anthony Olivis has been nothing if not controversial. Now he wants a new three mill tax to aid the flagging school system. Really?

Yes, the system is over 500k in the red. Why? Doesn't Olivis think the law suits brought against him have helped deplete the coffers just a bit?

However, the Colbert County Commission is going to hold an election on the new tax. From the TimesDaily:

Commission Chairman Rex Burleson said the standalone election would cost the county $30,000-$40,000 that has not been budgeted. He asked that the next time such a referendum is held that it be during a primary or general election.

How will the people vote?


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