- Category: General Interest
- Published: Wednesday, October 22 2014 09:11
- Written by Fern McClaugherty
They are trying to convince us to vote for something we already have. The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court is asking that we vote to create a Hospital District that would increase our taxes to 75 cents per $100 of value. To put this rate in perspective the county has a rate of 59 cents per $100 valuation on homes and businesses. A rate of 75 cents is $215,615,000 in taxes a year and this number would increase each year because it is based on your property value. The result will be that the poor will lose their homes because of this tax.