Tuesday, December 03, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MISSOURI STATE SENATOR MIKE CIERPIOT PENS EPIC CLAP BACK AGAINST EXEC FRANK WHITE AND JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX CRISIS!!!
Once again, the hot mess and CHAOS AT THE COURTHOUSE has necessitated smarter, skilled and far more diligent elected officials to step in . . .
To wit . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS SHARE NEWS OF AN UPCOMING MISSOURI REPUBLICAN SMACKDOWN OF EXEC FRANK WHITE AND HIS PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT DRAMA!!!
Republican State Senator, Dist 8 Mike Cierpiot has authored an important bit of legislation that threatens to take a great deal of cash out of Exec Frank White's hands given overwhelming voter outcry against an unfair process.
Just pre-filed . . . Here's the note . . .
SB 579 - Modifies provisions relating to property tax assessments
"Current law requires assessors to assess real property on January 1 of each odd-numbered year, and to apply such assessed values in the following even-numbered year. This act provides that if the new assessed value exceeds the assessed value of the property from the previous odd-numbered year by more than 15%, half of such growth in assessed value shall be applied in the current odd-numbered year, and the remaining amount shall be applied in the following even-numbered year."
Remember that great reporting from KCTV5 reminds us that this 15% cap has been RULED LEGAL by statewide officials.
Courthouse Insider perspective . . .
"Once again we've got another instance that demonstrates the complete FAILURE of leadership from Executive Frank White. A smarter politician would have known this kind of response was in the works. He has no connection to Jeff City and very little influence outside of his own office. The Exec is now completely isolated and this legislation limits his power even further."
This legislation offers incentive for local taxpayers who PAY IN PROTEST. Moreover, Missouri Republicans have always touted their TAX FIGHTER CREDENTIALS and expediting this bill could give them an important win going into 2020 election season.
Adding insult to injury, there's word that there MIGHT BE BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FROM MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY DENIZENS for this legislation as more and more politicos realize the dearth of support for the embattled Executive among voters.
Developing . . .