In Uncategorized on July 10, 2011 at 6:00 am
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In Education, In Columbia, Lists on July 10, 2011 at 5:11 am
For many in York County, property taxes going up – School districts emerge from tough budget season with tax increases, cuts and wage freezes.
By ANGIE MASON
Daily Record/Sunday News
(York Daily Record – July 9) York, PA – For most school districts in Pennsylvania, budget season was about tax increases, program cuts, staff furloughs and wage freezes.
Many school boards have acted in recent years to make operations more efficient, said Thomas Gentzel, director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. But everything done in those years was aimed at relatively low-hanging fruit, he said.
“This year, we were really seeing boards cutting to the bone of the educational program,” he said.
In York County, most districts — all but five — raised taxes. (see graphic on next page) Read the rest of this entry »
In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 10, 2011 at 4:59 am
TRIAL AND PUNISHMENT; COMPENSATION FOR TAKINGS
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.