December 30, 2012-- As the end of 2012 draws near, we would like to take this opportunity to review some of the actions taken by the taxpayers association in keeping with our goal to represent the best interests of taxpayers of Martin County.
December 19, 2012-- STUART — The Martin County School Board has given district officials some flexibility to exceed state-mandated class sizes; but board members also indicated they'll be keeping close tabs on classroom counts.
December 15, 2012-- One of the most important missions of the Martin County Taxpayers Association is to educate and inform taxpayers of important events and actions by the county and state in tax and other fiscal matters. In this column, we would like to take the opportunity to recognize a government organization with a somewhat similar mission to educate and inform: the Martin County CARES (Citizens, Academy & Resource Education Series) program.
November 3, 2012--Many young people believe Social Security will not be available to them when they retire. In response to this concern, our column today will be devoted to a review of the current system and its problems, and some proposed solutions.
December 1, 2012- An article in the Nov. 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal, "The Cost of Dropping Out: Millions Struggle with High College Debt and No Degree," outlines a critical problem with our higher education system: people who incur huge debts and never finish college.
Oct. 31, 2012--STUART — After 32 years on the Martin County School Board, Dr. David L. "Doc" Anderson couldn't help but crack one last joke. When Board Chairwoman Sue Hershey noted that Tuesday night was Anderson's last meeting, the soon-to-be-retiree replied, "Didn't you know I'm a write-in candidate?"