UPDATE: Jefferson HS Groundbreaking

Not sure what the goofy symphony music was all about in the background during the dirt shoveling, but surprised they didn’t play some kind of English concerto to celebrate the ‘Cavaliers’.

I had to chuckle a bit when TenHaken bragged about getting involved with the bond vote. I would agree, if there is one thing our local politicians love more than anything is handing out property tax increases to the minions and small businesses while giving welfare to the big guys. So, no, it didn’t surprise me you got involved Paul.


As I warned when the legislature went down that path it was the wrong thing to do because sales taxes will never be repealed once implemented;

“When can schools start to trust what the legislature passes?” Holbeck said. “We had our formula, and within two years they don’t live up to their word. That’s a big issue. When can we trust something that’s being told to us?”

They are also going back on the promise to step back the increase with internet sales tax collection. I suggested they use state education investment funds interest to fund teacher pay, but apparently that money (around 1 Billion) is better off continuing to stay moldy in an account. We could also implement a corporate education income tax. But instead they raise taxes on food to people who can’t afford to buy the food to begin with.

“When are people going to quit electing people to the legislature who don’t keep their word,” he said. “All you need to do is see how they vote.”

Hardy, Har, Har. I have been asking that question for well over a decade. With a dysfunctional opposition party and an electorate more concerned about guns instead of books, you will continue to get reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies during our legislative session.


#1 Scott Linder on 06.20.19 at 2:35 pm

I get a chuckle from these so called ground breaking events. It’s evident the sod is gone and dirt work was already started. Just an event for a photo-op or selfie and to schmooze with the contractor.

#2 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.20.19 at 3:23 pm

Say, when are we going to start getting that $85 million windfall from the Wayfair decision, anyhow? I suppose it will arrive when the high speed trains do, huh?

#3 scott on 06.20.19 at 4:57 pm

if the state isn’t collecting the internet sales tax money, what is happening to the money that is collected?

#4 The Anti-Trump on 06.21.19 at 12:11 am

Granny would have loved FOX News and Pierre, too:


#5 D@ily Spin on 06.21.19 at 9:24 am

TenHaken is obligated and incumbent to make this appearance. It’s also free publicity getting him attention before the next election. We’re fortunate he’s not a tweeter that uses childish name calling. He’s not a Trump. He’s okay until someone else comes along to reverse Strong Mayor Charter and return power to the people.