Thursday, May 26, 2005

Post: Duncan vulnerable to 'charges' of using tax dollars to 'underwrite his campaign for governor'

In the FY2006 County Council budget battle, County Executive Doug Duncan "opened himself up to charges he was asking county taxpayers to underwrite his campaign for governor."

That's according to the Washington Post, reporting how Duncan's colleagues ditched his attempt to spend an additional $67 million taxpayer dollars. The council made it worse for Duncan by voting to return a token amount of tax money to each county homeowner.

According to the Post, "The debate caused a clash on the council between those who wanted to offer additional property tax relief and those who strived to maintain the county's reputation for generous spending."