The temporary tax passed by voters in 2010 expired on May 31, 2013, bringing the state tax rate of 7.6 percent to 6.6 percent, which began June 1, 2013.
The recent letter headlined “Rep. Brenda Barton’s mythology continues” in the Payson Roundup is a prime example of the misunderstanding about the Constitution of the United States and its history.
An open letter to the Payson Unified School District Governing Board:
“These are the times that try men’s souls” is just as relevant today as it was in 1776, made clear by Thomas Paine. Make no mistake — freedom in America hangs in the balance.
I had an occasion to go into the local recorder’s office recently and as the clerks were very efficiently serving me, my eyes were drawn to a collection of posters on the wall.
Guess we’re not quite as bad as the Emperor Nero: He fiddled while Rome burned. We’re fiddling before Payson actually burns.
Feeling low? Think the country’s in a muddle? The schools have lost their way? Families are faltering? And no one really cares?
“Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
As America gets slammed each succeeding winter with increasingly snowy and frigid weather, the question naturally arises, “What’s going on? What happened to global warming?”
As reported by the Roundup’s Alexis Bechman in her recent article about marijuana: “Perhaps the most striking thing in the report is that 25 doctors have signed about 70 percent of the 36,000 or so certifications in year two,” according to State Health Director Will Humble.
Many well-meaning folks are Tea Party members. It’s not my intent to denigrate anyone, including those with differing opinions about the solutions to the problems now facing America.
The question gets asked: are our best days still ahead of us in this country? Many say yes; many say no — depending on what they just read or who they were listening in the radio. Here’s what I think — they are both right.
Gila Community College continues to flop about on the deck of indecision.
Not a drop in January. No more brush pits in operation. No more money to pick up brush in Pine.
Having attended the same Jan. 16 Payson Tea Party meeting as Mr. Aleshire, I thought I would offer my perspective.