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Specht: It’s time to get out and vote



No one likes taxes, especially me. However, they are a necessary evil, and actually can be quite beneficial if they are levied for the right reasons. Public safety and public infrastructure are definitely valid reasons for taxation.

There are two such tax renewals on the Oct. 14 ballot. Let me be clear, these are not new taxes, but the renewal or continuation of taxes already on the books.

The first property tax continuation, is a road tax for District B, in northern Webster Parish. It’s purpose is building, constructing, maintaining and repairing roads and bridges in the district. Anyone who has