Bill Bunkley’s “This Is Something to Think About”
Air Date Tuesday, August 30, 2022
“Hillsborough Voters Say NO to New School Tax”
The timing could not have been worse. The ask was ill-advised for more school property taxes at a time when homeowner’s property millage rates are bound to rise swiftly. And many taxpayers are not happy about the dumbing down of public education, not to mention more funding for sex education and woke ideologies.
That about sums it up for the failure of the Hillsborough County school tax referendum to fail after a recount of those in opposition defeating those for the tax by 590 votes.
Even though the stated goal was to increase teacher pay, voters didn’t buy it. The Hillsborough School District is way too top-heavy with high-paid administrative staff. Cutbacks in those departments are warranted.
At a time when rent, groceries, and energy is rising through the roof, taxpayers are looking for a bit of relief.
Bill Bunkley is a 16-year veteran Salem Radio talk show host based in Tampa. The Bill Bunkley Show airs weekdays across central Florida from 3 to 6 pm. Bill is also President of the Florida Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, which serves as the legislative consultant to the Florida Baptist State Convention (Southern Baptist Convention Churches), among other churches and entities. He has served as the legislative consultant to the Florida Baptist State Convention for the last 26 years at the state capitol in Tallahassee. By the Grace of his Lord Jesus, he is today a cancer survivor diagnosed in 2018 with AML Leukemia, having successfully undergone a bone marrow transplant that same year. His wife is Toni, son is Zac, and they attend Idlewild Baptist Church.
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