Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Quote for today … “Research the Columbia Opera House fire. Apparently it greatly hurt the Columbia economy when it burned down.” – Comment following this Lancaster Online article, “12 fires that ravaged Lancaster County landmarks.” The article doesn’t mention the 1947 Columbia Opera House Fire.
A second quote … “While the GOP will likely continue to hemorrhage integrity until it is an empty shell of a party,“ – The last line of a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
A third quote … Eastern Lancaster County School District, Director of Technology Lotsie “Wooten says one of his long-range goals is to work with the community and business partnerships in the district to provide the Columbia community with free Wi-Fi.“ – From the School Briefs about Columbia in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK | May 14 – May 20, 2017
- Presidential Proclamation – PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK, 2017
- Thursday evening’s School Board Meeting agenda is posted. A full agenda includes this item: “A motion is requested to approve the Transfer Tax Resolution 2017.”
- “In Pennsylvania we have a “deed transfer tax”. Consider it a sales tax on real estate. One per cent of the entire sales price is paid to the State of Pennsylvania and another 1% is (usually) divided equally between the school district and local government for a total of two percent of the sale price.”
- “Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf visits students at Columbia High School for breakfast” at the Columbia School District Website and an article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
- The Real Estate Transfer Tax is shown as a $175,000 revenue projection in the Borough’s 2017 General Fund Budget.
- Columbia news, views & reviews was unable to identify a revenue projection for the Real Estate Transfer Tax in the School District’s Adopted-2016-17-budget.
- If you’re registered in one of the “look alike” major political parties, you can vote today. If you’re not, you cannot.
- Pennsylvania is a closed state | Look at what we get for that!
- No one should be REQUIRED to join a political party to vote! – OpenPrimaries.org