Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Interesting last line from Mr. Huth.

Interesting last line from Eric Huth the Metro Nashville Education Associaton negotiator is provided by the Nashville City Paper on 5/23.

“I think we’re all glad to have it behind us and ready to work together to get a tax increase for the boys and girls of Nashville” Huth said.

This is the top of the article:
Teachers to get raise
By Katharine Mosher, kmosher@nashvillecitypaper.com
May 23, 2005
The Metro Nashville Education Association (MNEA) and Board of Education closed negotiations last week settling contract items including salary issues and non-instructional time.

Metro schools employees will receive a 3 percent pay raise inclusive of the state raise as long as sufficient local funding is available.

I don't think the mayor checked the Fox 17 poll this morning before his speech.

What kind of tax would you support?
5% Property tax
9% Sales tax
7% Wheel tax
80% None

[Thanks to Ben Cunningham.]
Apparently Mr. Huth knew something we mere citizens had to wait until this morning to hear:

Purcell asks property, sales tax hikes
By Craig Boerner,
May 24, 2000
Posted: May 24, 8:50 a.m.
Mayor Bill Purcell today proposed an 84-cent property tax increase and a half-cent sales tax increase to meet the cost of running the city.
The majority of the half-cent sales tax increase would go to schools and the rest would be used for tax relief for senior citizens.

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