Supervisor Jerry Parker weighs in on raising property taxes


    Wapello County Board of Supervisors office. (KTVO)

    House Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would stop cities and counties from raising property taxes by more than two percent.

    KTVO spoke to Supervisor Jerry Parker about what this means for taxpayers in Wapello County.

    "'Wapello County's been very frugal with their tax askings thorough the years. We've watched the budget very well and we mind our tax dollars, so we've held our taxes down. So now when opportunities come where we need to provide more services, we're going to be extremely limited on our ability to increase taxes for those services," said Parker.

    Parker told us many representatives in Iowa's Legislature have not been city or county officials and they may not know what it takes to run them.

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