The Wake County Republican Party is crediting the school board and county commissioners with reducing taxes.
In the latest issue today of the Elephant Express, Wake GOP Chairwoman Susan Bryant praises the Republican majorities on the school board and commissioners. Among the "major accomplishments" she credits both boards with is "reduced taxes for our citizens."
The commissioners haven't lowered taxes. She might have been referring to the GOP majority in the General Assembly that didn't renew the one-cent sales tax increase.
What you can say the Wake commissioners have done is not raised property taxes. The school board's contribution to that issue is that it didn't press for more money to maintain the prior year's per-pupil funding level.
This year, the commissioners gave what they've called a $900,000 increase in school funding. Commissioners transferred from the Human Services budget school-based 4-H and Ready to Learn programs.
The school system is reviewing how to use that $900,000.
Also in the newsletter, Bryant writes about the GOP's "focus on family and Neighborhoods."
"The family unit is the backbone of the country, and the school is the backbone of the neighborhood," Bryant writes. "If either is at risk, then our country is at risk."