Property tax increase proposed in Hampton

Feb 19, 2013 Full story: WVEC-TV Norfolk

A 24-cent increase in the real estate tax rate may sound terrible but Hampton's Communication Srategist Robin McCormick says, "It's not as dramatic as it sounds." City Manager Mary Bunting is recommending a 24-cent increase that would take the real estate tax rate from $1.04 to $1.28 per $100.00 dollars of assessed value.

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“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#1 Feb 20, 2013
In layman's terms: That's a 24% tax increase!!!
Meanin that a $150,000 home has a tax rate of $1,560 would now be $1,920 or for a $300,000 home it goes from $3,120 to $3,840!

Now, to be fair, some proprties' assessments have gone down. But, not for the 1% folks who get to pay their "fair share" over those that see no real increase.
Gammler

Newport News, VA

#2 Feb 21, 2013
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
In layman's terms: That's a 24% tax increase!!!
Meanin that a $150,000 home has a tax rate of $1,560 would now be $1,920 or for a $300,000 home it goes from $3,120 to $3,840!
Now, to be fair, some proprties' assessments have gone down. But, not for the 1% folks who get to pay their "fair share" over those that see no real increase.
But, but, but... The City Administrators and the Department Heads MUST have a raise on their six figure salaries. It's hard pushing paper around a desk. Also the pawn shops need new business as working class people will have to go to them to raise the money for the City "heads" salary increase.
Fmr Hamptonian

Yorktown, VA

#3 Mar 2, 2013
Gammler wrote:
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But, but, but... The City Administrators and the Department Heads MUST have a raise on their six figure salaries. It's hard pushing paper around a desk. Also the pawn shops need new business as working class people will have to go to them to raise the money for the City "heads" salary increase.
rich whites should help pay for our poorer schools down in Hampton. Black chillren need more supplies and laptops cause many are missing. Tax those crackers.
Gammler

Newport News, VA

#4 Mar 3, 2013
Fmr Hamptonian wrote:
<quoted text>rich whites should help pay for our poorer schools down in Hampton. Black chillren need more supplies and laptops cause many are missing. Tax those crackers.
I think Food Stamps, WIC Section 8, "Crazy Checks", and TANF grants should be taxed. These are income and the recipients should pay their fair share.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Hampton, VA

#5 Mar 3, 2013
Fmr Hamptonian wrote:
<quoted text>rich whites should help pay for our poorer schools down in Hampton. Black chillren need more supplies and laptops cause many are missing. Tax those crackers.
EVERY school in Hampton obtains $9,500/student. I suggest your "poorer schools" students take the education afforded them and better themselves rather than being victims all the stinking time.
Learn to read, write and do simple math so that you can leave the "poor", Air Jordan lifestyles that they suffer from.

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