Dickson County commissioners voted 9-3 tonite to raise property taxes and decrease the counties general fund by 2.5%. The property tax will be increased by 19c, which will increase the tax on a $100,000 home by $47.50 per year.
I was a little disappointed on Channel 4’s take on this news. They reported that Dickson County had passed a school budget. That wasn’t the case. What was voted on was a County budget. It was the county that couldn’t get their budget under control, not the school. The result of the un-balanced county budget was that the schools were going to have to close, but it wasn’t the school board that was responsible for the county’s inability to balance their budget.
If this is an example of Channel 4’s reporting, I wonder what else they might have gotten wrong.