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“Pretty stable” is how St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez described local property taxes. Pretty stable like Ted Bundy or pretty stable like Caligula? Or is “pretty stable” a place — one that has the horse manure cleaned out.

Property taxes rising 34.21 percent in four years as incomes fell 1 percent, all adjusted for inflation, doesn’t sound very stable. Those taxes rising as property values fell during the recession doesn’t sound stable. Rising 10 percentage points faster than any of your neighboring counties, and more than double one of them, doesn’t sound stable…

 

http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article54338725.html

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