|Common Sense Campaign South Baldwin Chapter 3-21-17||| Print ||
Common Sense Campaign South Baldwin Chapter
3-21-17 meeting summary
Meeting started with prayer and pledge.
Dr. Gaylon McCollough was introduced as our guest speaker.
Here are some bullet points of Dr. McCollough’s comments:
Dr. Lou joined our meeting after attending State Senator Greg Albritton’s town hall meeting where the Penny Tax extension and resulting reallocation of money where discussed. To recap, the penny tax was voted in by taxpayers to support county education, with 55% of money from tax going to education. However, it carried a sunset provision that requires a new vote every five years. The County Commission recently extended the penny tax without a taxpayer vote and changed the pro-ration that goes to education to 40%. The change in allocation requires State legislature approval. Senator Albritton has had 2 town halls to listen to his constitution’s concerns on the issue. Please contact your State Senator and State House member to let them know you oppose this action. More details on the issue can be found Common Sense Campaign facebook page. Dr. Lou reported that all who spoke at the town hall opposed the Commission’s action.
I want to thank Margaret McMann for setting up a facebook page for our group. It’s called the Common Sense Campaign South Baldwin Chapter. We are trying to get it launched so if anyone is good with facebook page work please let us know as we can use your help. Also, if you run across good articles or want to post something please contact us.
Our next meeting is scheduled for April 18 @ 6 pm in the Foley Library. Deborah Love, Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama will be our guest speaker. Deborah works out of Montgomery and will give us an update on the legislative session. Please mark your calendars and bring a guest.