Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Of Pies and Budgets
The budget public hearing is tonight, and the Virginia Organizing group will be out talking about pie and tax structures. I’m definitely a bigger fan of pies than tax discussions, by the way. And should there ever be an occasion for you to bake me a pie, key lime is my favorite.
Here are the details from Virginia Organizing:
Virginia Organizing and partner groups in the area will hold a “Bake a Bigger Pie” action at 6:00pm, a half hour prior to the public hearing, to remind the Board of Supervisors that protecting local agencies is important, but it’s also important to demand that state legislators help raise revenue to balance the drastic cuts made in Virginia’s budget over the past eight years.
Local residents will hand out pies along with information on the need to push our representatives in Richmond to raise revenue from those who can afford it, and to modernize Virginia’s antiquated tax structure to give poor and middle class Virginians a break. Many Spotsylvania residents have seen drastic cuts to services as communities all across Virginia are forced to reckon with tighter budgets. Residents will speak out in front of the budget meeting on that ways their lives are impacted by budget cuts and on the need to raise revenue at the state level while updating the Commonwealth’s out-of-date tax structure.
The hearing starts at 6:30, the pies start at 6. The fun is at Courtland High School.