Local governments have determined that affordable housing does not generate enough real estate taxes to make it profitable for the government. Local governments and business people ignore that the people who need affordable housing are the people that keep the retail and hospitality industries going and are the ones who generate profits and tax revenue.
Sales tax increase
Jim Icenhour’s Letter to the Editor in The Gazette last week is quite good. However, he missed one point: After a 2020 sunset on the tax law, any renewal of the law should be by popular vote from the three municipalities that are subject to it. That way, it would be taxation with...