Ennis Daily News

Tax idea a regressive one


Phil Banker

Phil Banker

I wish there was a word for the feeling of disappointment combined with an utter lack of surprise.

Whatever that feeling is, I felt it after the most recent meeting of the Ennis City Commission.

City Manager Chuck Ewings insisted how a proposed .5 percent sales tax hike will lead to a drop in city property taxes, almost unrelentingly so.

It’s almost as if since the last meeting, when the sales tax increases were first proposed, he’s been bombarded with messages from angry citizens bellowing about anything remotely close to a tax hike. His comments Monday sounded like someone trying to assuage potential voters that this tax will, in the long run, not hurt them as much.

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