• Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson, at right, speaks to commissioners court at its May 9 meeting on pending bills in the Texas legislature and how they could affect Limestone County if they pass. Also shown, clockwise from left, are Commissioner Jerry Allen, County Judge Daniel Burkeen, Commissioners W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker and John McCarver and Assistant Auditor Natasha Badgett. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal

Sheriff says smaller revenue cap detrimental to county

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson urged the members of commissioners court to call state legislators to express opposition to Senate Bill 2, which would lower tax revenue increases from their current 8 percent to 5 percent, without an election by voters. Wilson said the bill would harm smaller counties like Limestone.

“Make a phone call and tell them your opposition,” Wilson told the other court members, “because if this bill passes in the form it is in now, it will cripple county government. It will really have a very burdensome effect on what we do and the services we provide.”

He said that a number of county associations also oppose the bill. He also noted that those who oppose the bill are trying to keep it from being scheduled for a vote.

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