A bit less to Columbus a lot more to Wilmington
In 2014 a Wilmington household with a taxable income of $60,000 owed
$1,668 in state income tax. Thanks to Bob, Cliff and John the tax bill was reduced a whopping $105.00 for 2015.
In the meantime, also so thanks to our boys, the state has reduced tax revenue sharing with cities like Wilmington while squirreling away more than $2 billion hard cash in a reserve fund. The reduction in revenue sharing has left most cities, including Wilmington, without sufficient income to maintain their streets and provide essential services.
The cities have been forced to ask the voters to replace the lost revenue with local tax levies. In Wilmington's case the $60,000 household is being asked to increase the city earnings tax by ½ percent or $300 .
There is no free lunch. Streets will not be paved for free and city cab can't get free gasoline.
Paul Hunter contact email@example.com