that's easy,, read the article, boy gets hurt by beating and put under taxpayer care and the local system just made $300 plus court costs which were already covered by the taxpayer. Another one of those tax deals no one realizes when they vote and get a sales tax to cover the justice system and still collect on court costs, I thought that was part of the justice system.
November 26, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
EVERY tax will re-appear on the ballot until it gets passed. As time progresses, government entities always need more money, think about it! EVENTUALLY , the government will take 100 % and demand more. Sales tax are based on product prices, as prices go up, the revenue collected automatically increases and the taxpayer gets hit with inflation and higher taxes,,, good luck when the sources get to the point of NO return,, Oregon pays the highest now,,, think on this,, they pay 58% of their wages in taxes, and the government wants more. SOUND like it is worth working and giving over half away, and still get charged when government services are needed?
November 9, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.
Of course it is political, the enforcement group were standing by just to disrupt the opening. Government duties are to serve and protect, in this case it was harassment. They knew the opening date was set, officials could have re-notified what was needed before the opening, but NO,, they decided to make a grandstand appearance and then laugh about it on a $4M project. THINK it is funny? Time for the average person to take note and vote these government controllers jokesters out of office and get back to where the community works together. Government telling the racino how many horse stalls and seating where required on something that has not even opened, when every government program fails and cannot control itself and now wants its hands in private business, but sure have their hands out in collecting and wasting the money that comes from the sources in taxes!!
November 4, 2014 at 7:54 a.m.
With auto sales at a pace of 14.3 % increase over last year, and sales tax collected on each and every sale, once again this added income to Mahoning valley coffers, and still the elected officials have NO comment that just maybe this proposed additional 1/4% sales tax they seek, , may not be needed, and just another windfall income to waste on a new project at taxpayer expense.
October 10, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.
Make sure that everyone votes yes for issue 1 ( Mahoning valley justice tax ) so these agencies have plenty of money to capture these misdemeanor law breakers. Now I understand where the tax dollars are wasted investigating the "so called ( victimless crime ) prostitution. Maybe, if the Mahoning valley Justice would spend more time looking for violent crime the force could be cut in half and the tax not needed.
October 8, 2014 at 7:55 a.m.
Sales tax is based on the cost of products, so as each and every product price increases, the county automatically receives an increase in revenue. The latest headlines show car sales are far exceeding prior years, casino gambling money split, unemployment has come down, everything in the economy is on track, but yet Mahoning county desperately needs more money, then finds some new building to buy or renovate, enough is enough,, government can never have enough money and stay on budget,, time to reign in unlimited expenses and vote NO!
October 5, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.
now this is just another "FINE " job our government has passed on! Marriott International will pay $ 600,000 to the government while those consumers that actually paid out the money for the service get nothing. As far as Marriott being out, they just include it in the cost to do business and pass it on to the consumer, so another visit to the chain will just cost a little more and we all pay whether we used the wi-fi network or not. ANOTHER back door tax imposed by the government and the taxpayers foot the bill!
October 3, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.
agree that it is time for the same % property tax roll back, everything passes as an emergency spending, then shortly afterward, that stays and they need more.Attorneys for judge get elected, don't like the pay, ,DON'T RUN! The really good lawyers make much more and are not interested. ALL LAWYERS are overpaid, pass the law to lower their pay, then maybe the judge position wouldn't seem so bad!
August 31, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.
Of all the problems perplexing government controllers these days, one would wonder why this has become a priority all of a sudden. In the amount of time spent investigating an illegal sign and contacting the owner, just remove it and move on,, BUT NO, let's make it an issue and contact the prosecutor's office on these temporary signs. BETTER health of a community could be found a different way to spend taxpayer's dollars.
July 24, 2014 at 8:28 a.m.
When do the government elected officials think enough is enough? Sales tax revenue request, children services request, schools are always broke, we pay more to the state coffers, and NO agency has enough. This child services request is ridiculous: from a $4.5m budget to a $7.3m, because they say they need the money. Of course that is the claim, we all need more money, but living within the budget is a goal and if MUTH cannot do his job then replace him and try that avenue of approach before declaring you need a 62% increase in spending
July 18, 2014 at 9:38 a.m.