Pine Knot News - A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

REACH Mentoring Program

Our View: Raising taxes becomes a burden

 

December 13, 2019



Rarely does a government body tell us: “We have enough money. We don’t need so much next year.”

No, taxes usually go up. And when they do, it’s inevitable that people complain.

Last week, the city council voted to increase Cloquet’s property tax levy by 1.7 percent. That’s pretty good. Property taxes make up about 14 percent of the city’s total budget, but the property tax is considered the crucial component of a community’s contribution to its city. If a city is managed well, it provides the services its citizens require in an efficient and cost-

effective manner, and the l...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 01/27/2020 12:31