Editorial: Noack and Riley should feel ashamed for betraying Montgomery County citizens

Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack should feel ashamed for his abject betrayal of Montgomery County citizens in the Commissioners Court “budget workshop.” Noack began the “budget workshop” with a carefully-planned proposal to give himself and all County government employees an across-the-board 5% pay raise, which will cost taxpayers […]

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

Image: Former Woodlands Township Chairman Bruce Tough now acts as the “King of Taxes” in his role as Chairman of the policy-setting Board of Directors of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. He wants to raise your taxes, so the Appraisal District can attack your homestead exemption. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 27 – […]

Citizens speak out at Montgomery Commissioners Court Budget Workshop

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 27 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court began its weeklong Budget Workshop with a citizen comment meeting early Monday, July 26, 2021. All members of the Commissioners Court were present with the exception of Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, who appears to scoff at citizen input. Three citizens spoke […]

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. His visit came a day after Senate Democratic leaders capped weeks of bargaining by agreeing to […]

Conroe ISD’s CFO Rice presents massive 3% 2021-22 Budget, tax increase, as Board of Trustees listens mutely

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 6 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD) taxpayers beware! The money-hungry school district plans a substantial tax increase for the coming Academic Year 2021-22, despite the fact that taxpayers have suffered mighty blows economically as a result of the government-mandated economic shutdown arising from the China Virus panic. […]

Social spending, business tax hike drive $6T Biden budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal for next year would run a $1.8 trillion federal government deficit despite a raft of new tax increases on corporations and high-income people designed to pay for his ambitious spending plans. Biden had already announced his major budget initiatives, but during a rollout Friday, he […]

Metts, Noack get into tiff over mid-year budget increases during Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 5 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts angrily tried to embarrass Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack during the Tuesday, April 27, 2021, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Metts objected to Noack’s proposal to add an additional operations assistant to the Precinct 3 Commissioner […]

Commissioners Riley, Metts, Walker send Montgomery County taxpayers strong message they’ll get crucified with higher spending budget for FY 2022

Commissioners Riley, Metts, Walker send Montgomery County taxpayers strong message they’ll get crucified with higher spending budget for FY 2022

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley vehemently fought against giving the Budget Office a direction to keep spending at the current year’s level, given the terrible economy Montgomery County is suffering. Riley and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts began discussing new ways to spend tax dollars. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April […]

Texas Governor Abbott’s 2022-23 “budget” nothing more than spending wishlist

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, February 10 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has claimed to have released his “Budget” for the 2022-2023 biennium for the State of Texas. In reality, the document Abbott released last Friday, February 5, 2021, is nothing but a “wishlist” for spending programs with which Abbott may pander to special […]

Montgomery County Republican Party sends message to County Commissioners Court: “Don’t raise taxes”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 2 – In the midst of the government-created Chinese Coronavirus economic downturn, people expect taxing entities to offset rising appraisals with lower tax rates. The Montgomery County Republican Party took a strong stand last night against predatory appraisals and the politicians who take advantage of them. After a raucous […]

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