Fiscal restraint requires hard work, creativity, and discipline. To just say, "Oh, let's just ask the taxpayers for a little bit more" is much easier to do. The problem is, too often, the taxpayers go along with it. More often than not, it comes in the form of a millage that too few voters are aware of, and the minority who benefits from a further soaking of the taxpayer, turns out the majority of the vote and taxes go up.
In the case of the Mattawan School Board Election, the KVCC Board Election, and the Portage School Board election, each has one good candidate, committed to spending restraint and fiscal discipline. I urge those who live in these three taxing distrcits to vote for these three highly qualified candidates who have pledged to run efficient operations without raising taxes or assessments:
For KVCC: Greg Kolich
For Mattawan School Board: Arlen Winther
For Portage School Board: Chelsea Herriman