July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Views

our opinion

State proposal poorly worded; deserves support You’d think nearly $100 million in property would make a difference, but it represents barely a ripple in the tide of tax revenue received by local governments in Leelanau County. More...

Schauer’s election plan leaves out specifics

This story is shades of Bill Clinton who coined the immortal line, “it depends on what the definition of is, is.” In the verbal war between the state GOP and the Democratic candidate for governor, it depends on what the definition of plan More...

Blowing my own horn has a sweet sound

It isn’t often that I use my column to blow my own horn, but too many good things have happened in the last month not to take this moment to proudly toot. More...

Leelanau Township assessor and Board of Appeals 'Fundamentally flawed' in property tax valuations

I recently bought a vacant lot on Omena Point Road and was dumbfounded when I received the tax assessment for the property. More...