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Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school
Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school

Wilson County Commissioners approved a 35.17-cent property tax increase, which will in turn provide raises for close to 500 county employees, including higher pay for emergency personnel, members of the sheriff's department and county teachers.

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Wilson Schools funding one of lowest in state
Wilson Schools funding one of lowest in state

With a property tax rate hike potentially on the horizon, with a large portion of the proceeds that could be earmarked for schools, The Wilson Post was curious to know the breakdown of how the Wilson County School System is funded.

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Commissioners preparing for property tax hike
Commissioners preparing for property tax hike

County commissions don't always agree, but several members of the Budget Committee appear to be on the same page that it's not if the county will need to raise property taxes, but by how much in the upcoming budget.

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A teachable moment
A teachable moment

I experienced firsthand the collective ire of my neighbors when I presented them a petition addressed to the Wilson County Assessor of Property (WCAP) to review and make proper reductions to the 2016 appraised values on our properties. They all received the same notification in the mail early in the week and were understandably upset about the inconceivable increases ranging from 42% to 50%; my case being 44% with the land-only portion 60%. They all signed the petition; many thanking me for taking a stand.

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Budget Committee defers talk of tax increase for schools
Budget Committee defers talk of tax increase for schools

The Wilson County Budget Committee Thursday night deferred a motion by the Education Committee that asked them to consider a property tax increase to cover a major shortfall in their original $54.8 million schools building and expansion plan.

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Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike
Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Lebanon voters shot down a proposal to raise the city's sales tax by half a cent 810 to 638.

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Lebanon split on half-cent

Just over one week remains to early vote in Lebanon’s Sales Tax Referendum.

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Proposed sales tax measure pulled from agenda

Lebanon City Council approved a number of items on its agenda at Tuesday’s regular meeting, but the main item was pulled from consideration.

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Proposed sales tax measure pulled from agenda

Lebanon City Council approved a number of items on its agenda at Tuesday’s regular meeting, but the main item was pulled from consideration.

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$1,500 impact fees for building permits get nod in MJ

Fire chief says ordinance would keep taxes, insurance low

MT. JULIET -- Growth and development have financial consequences for Mt. Juliet and its fire services, Fire Chief Erron Kinney told the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners Monday night as they listened and unanimously approved a proposed ordinance to adopt impact fees to offset fire protection expenses.

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