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MCTAJanuary 12, 2013-- America does one thing better than anybody in the world. No, it's not creating Apple computers and iPhones. And it's notFacebook or the Internet. It is our vast network of nonprofit organizations. Nowhere in the world will you find millions of people working without compensation for the purpose of accomplishing something other than profits.

MCTADecember 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.

MCTADecember 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.

MCBOCCDecember 4, 2012-- The Martin County BOCC have adopted their prioties for 2013. You can read it here: 2013 Legislative Priorites

mcsdDecember 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.

ScholarshipDecember 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.

MCBOCCDecember 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.

ElectionsNovember 17, 2012--Those who serve the public locally often do so at great personal sacrifice. They do not serve for money, but to give back to the community. In spite of their willingness to serve, they receive more complaints than compliments.