The Walnut Township School District in Fairfield County is returning to the ballot on May 7, asking voters to reconsider the same replacement income tax that 62 percent of voters rejected last November.
The district currently has a 1.25 percent tax on all income. Officials are asking voters to replace that with a 1.75 percent tax on earned income only, sparing retirees by not taxing pensions, Social Security and disability income, interest or dividends.
The replacement income tax would last for 10 years and take effect on Jan. 1 2014. Given the 62 percent lopsided results last November, I want to remind all Walnut Township School District voters that the same issue is back for a second time. ti