Don’t think taxpayer pressure matters? Don’t tell the people in Stephenville. Just hours after school district officials implemented a tax hike, the school board decided to meet in special session and cancel the plans. Why? The outcry from overburdened taxpayers was too much to bear. We can win, we just have to speak loudly and clearly. Stephenville ISD board members apparently tax first, think later. That was their original plan. Then the people found out. Now, it seems, the school district can meet their “needs” with existing monies. It just took a little more thought. Here’s to forcing dunderhead school trustees into using their heads for more than a hat rack!

 

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."

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