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Tag: Carol Gregory


TAXES: Pay attention to school funding bill

Re: “County property taxes climb by 7.7%” (TNT, 2-16).

Thanks for explaining why our property taxes are increasing at a rapid rate. It’s important for Pierce County residents to know there are costly consequences, even for renters, to approving levies and bonds for many public services.

Property tax increases have reached a level of taxpayer generosity resulting in less support of levies and bonds in parts of Pierce County and the state. The Feb. 10 special election in 35 counties had 131 levies and bonds on the ballot. Some important school bonds and maintenance and operation levies failed because voters are

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ELECTION: Carol Gregory most qualified in 30th District

Carol Gregory, a candidate for 30th Legislative District state representative, brings an extraordinary blend of experience and professional qualifications to the task. She also brings the wisdom gained from her years as an educator and community leader.

Gregory has worked with all levels of governance, from manager of the state’s Small Business Improvement Council and Community Relations office for Gov. Booth Gardner to service as a cabinet member for the state’s superintendent of public instruction.

The King County Workforce Development Council has also sought her counsel, and she currently serves as the director of Burst for Prosperity, an important workforce

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ELECTION: Asay better for the 30th District

I recommend Katrina Asay to represent the 30th District in the state Legislature. As mayor of Milton the past seven years, she was able to shore up a deficit left to her by her predecessor. Asay also has 20 years of private-sector experience as a licensed Realtor and income tax preparer for small businesses and families.

These governing and business credentials will serve her well in Olympia as she looks for ways to deal with the state budget crisis left to us by the majority Democrats.

In contrast, Asay’s opponent has admitted she has very limited private business experience. In

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