Thursday, February 09, 2006

Property Tax Assessment Freeze

Today's discussion concerns property tax reform, specifically reassessment. Senator Martin is making opening remarks on the Senate Judiciary bill that would allow reassessment only at the point of sale, unless local citizens voted proactive to do otherwise. To me, this is the most crucial part of property tax reform. If we are successful in eliminating owner occupied property taxes, we need a safe guard for the remaining property taxes, particularly businesses.
The debate quickly devolved into an episode of class warfare. Senator Martin tried to explain that relief goes to everyone, which one would think would please the other side as the self-styled party of the people.
Unfortunately, they seem bent on attempting to derail meaningful property tax reform with the same old tired arguments Democrats rant on. It doesn't seem like they've learned their lesson yet.