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Carl Folkman hits Susan Latvala on taxes



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Republican opponent Carl Folkman is criticizing County Commissioner Susan Latvala over recent statements she made to the Times editorial board over raising the property tax rate.

In a recent mailing he cites the Times to quote Latvala as saying: "I'll vote to raise property taxes!"

That's close, although it's not an actual statement Latvala made. In the interview, she acknowledged she would be one of four votes to raise the millage, yet there's no such consensus on that vote. In fact, she has yet to advocate such an increase at meetings.

See previous coverage here. The flip side of Folkman's mailing is on the jump.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer



[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:41pm]


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