Montgomery County Commissioners Court poised to pass “No New Taxes” budget for FY 2021, but with dire warning about coming salary increases next year

Montgomery County Commissioners Court poised to pass “No New Taxes” budget for FY 2021, but with dire warning about coming salary increases next year

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court met for slightly over one hour on Thursday, July 30, 2020, for the Budget Workshop. From left to right on the Commissioners Court are Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. […]

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Image: When Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (center) leaned over to whisper to Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack (at Keough’s left), the budget expert on the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, taxpayers received a wonderful message overheard through the County videotape system on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July […]

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack was the only member of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court willing to stand up against the proposed spending increase of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. County Judge Mark Keough and the other three Commissioners voted to give the Appraisal District a spending budget increase. The Golden Hammer […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Image: Woodlands attorney Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, is the “King of Taxation” of Montgomery County. Tough is leading the Appraisal District to yolk Montgomery County citizens with a higher Appraisal District spending budget and higher property taxes . The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 29 – […]

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Image: Taxpayers are bleeding money, while the Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues to spend as though the County government and Governor never induced a COVID-19 depression. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 26 – On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will continue to act in denial that the County government […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court starts to face budget reality: Judge Keough, “We’ve got a major problem here”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 4 – Montgomery County Commissioners Court members faced the harsh reality of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, which will begin on October 1, 2020, in light of the economic devastation government shutdowns and closures have caused in the panicked reaction to the Chinese Coronavirus. “We’ve got a major […]

Guest Editorial: It’s time to get the eye back on the ball

Guest Editorial: It’s time to get the eye back on the ball

Image: The giant eyeball of watchful citizens? Eric Yollick, Former Publisher, The Golden Hammer, and Guest Editorialist It’s time for the citizens of Montgomery County to get the eye back on the ball of government spending. Watching and reporting about abusive government spending has been the core mission of The Golden Hammer. This newspaper will return to […]

Conroe ISD engages in secretive, feckless budget process with Board acting as “PowerPoint Zombies”

Conroe ISD engages in secretive, feckless budget process with Board acting as “PowerPoint Zombies”

Image: The entirety of the actual proposed budget, which the Board of Trustees of the Conroe Independent School District review and approved, is one page long. The Board acts as little more than “PowerPoint Zombies.” Conroe, September 3 – It almost seems impossible, but the Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) Board of Trustees actually makes […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to vote on $336.6 Million Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 on Wednesday

Conroe, September 2 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, formally to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Rate and to adopt the Budget. The meeting will begin with a public hearing affording citizens the opportunity to comment on the proposed budget, which Budget Director Amanda Carter […]

Woodlands Township Board conducts public hearing on proposed property tax rate increase, as Snyder, others urge adoption of “effective tax rate” so no increase occurs

The Woodlands, August 29 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors felt some pushback yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, over the proposed property tax rate increase the Board tentatively recommended on August 15. Specifically, Director Ann Snyder and a few citizens who spoke urged the Board to adopt the “effective tax rate” of $0.2240 […]

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