[themify_icon icon=”fa-compass” link=”http://” style=”large” icon_color=”999999″] Support Our Schools’ Ad Valorem Tax Renewals
Several ad valorem taxes, providing over $58 million in annual funding of the Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County Schools, were scheduled to expire in December of 2017.
The general election ballot on December 12, 2017 included a referendum on the renewal of six different City and County property taxes, which are dedicated to supporting local schools – 16 mills for Huntsville, 9.5 mills for the city of Madison, and 9.5 mills for Madison County.
Property taxes are levied against the ‘assessed value’ of property – homeowner’s rate is 10% of value; business’ rate is 20% of value.
Alabama has the lowest property taxes in the U.S. Average Alabama property taxes are $523/year and the U.S. average is$1,400/year.
None of the taxes on the ballot were new taxes.
The referendum passed with over 70% vote for all three systems.
[themify_icon icon=”fa-bullhorn” link=”http://” style=”large” icon_color=”999999″] Support Pro-Business Climate
We support a pro-business climate as critical to our continued economic growth and are opposed to the formation of unions.
We discourage elected leaders from agreeing to the demands of public employee unions.
We support a state constitutional amendment on right to work. This would make us one of 10 states in the country to make right to work this high-level priority and make it more difficult to overturn in the future. It will give us a leg-up in economic development and we urge you to vote YES on this in November.