Editorial: Wayne Mack defined himself this week as the enemy of citizens unless they pledge fealty to him, to paying taxes, to paying tolls, and to red light cameras

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Wayne Mack, the embattled JP, communicated through his County-paid Court Coordinator a firm message to the citizens of Montgomery County who don’t like taxes, red light cameras, or tolls. “Move, move out of the county. Find a county where you don’t have taxes or red […]

Riley gets “Golden Hammer Award” for his work for higher property taxes, imitates a beet

Image: A beet. Conroe, September 27 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley received “The Golden Hammer Award” for hammering the taxpayers during the Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Upon receiving the Award, Riley clearly attempted, by turning bright red, to imitate one of the healthiest vegetables known, the mighty beet. One […]

Federal tax bills: Where does your state rank?

The Associated Press U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes: 1. District of Columbia: $36.569 2. Delaware: $16.322 3. Minnesota: $14.624 4. Massachusetts: $14.516 5. […]

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage for millions of Americans. […]