Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Se­nior tax ref­er­en­dum

Dear ed­i­tor: New­ton County vot­ers — in­clud­ing home­own­ers over 65 with “ad­justed” in­comes not ex­ceed­ing $25,000 — should vote “NO” Feb. 5 on the ref­er­en­dum al­low­ing an in­creased home­stead ex­emp­tion of up to $30,000 on the as­sessed eval­u­a­tion of a home. This ex­emp­tion would ap­ply to school taxes only.

Younger home­own­ers with low in­comes would not re­ceive this tax break. Chil­dren, who can­not vote at all, would bear the brunt of de­creased school fund­ing.

So get real, fel­low se­niors! Most of us are prod­ucts of pub­lic schools, as are our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Re­mem­ber that schools have done more than ed­u­cate us and our fam­i­lies. They are ed­u­cat­ing those who will be car­ing for us in the fu­ture. Eva Sit­ton

Ox­ford

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