Augusta Messenger

Our mission is to inform the community on local issues including skyrocketing property taxes, community projects, elections, budgets, and voting of your elected officials.  Also, to promote communications between elected officials and the taxpayers.

It is recommended to read our page about elected officials before voting .  This will give you an idea what your representative should be demostrating as your elected official. 

 

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Kristey Williams State Representative 77th District

Get out and vote August 6, for Kristey.  She is a fighter and votes for her constituents, NOT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT

If you don't have a yard sign, take time to call Kristey for one.  Show your appreciation for her hard work and support for her re-election!

Vote Kristey Williams August 6,State Representative 77th District

Very important to keep Kristey as your State Representative.  She is fighting to reduce our property taxes and state income taxes, voting 

7 times for significant tax relief with the Governor vetoing four of the seven. The final package was finally approved with total exemption of social security income tax and State food sales tax. Property tax remains to be a concern in Butler County and Kristey continues to advocate for reductions both at the State and locally. 

 

Kristey also, fights for her constituents include the recent water contamination from abandoned oil wells, flooding in our industrial park,which in the past has flooded some businesses in our Industrial Park.

 

 

Kristey has proven herself over the past nine years by her conservative votes:  Check her out for yourself.  Her House website is listed below.

 

Kristey's priorities are family, parental rights and education, being a teacher in her career. She is an excellent listener and works very hard to satisfy her constituents. 

 

Kristey has also served as mayor of Augusta, loving her town and community. 

 

Kristey spearheading Castle Park —
Twice! Of the $470,000 raised for the last build (above the $300,000 from the City), Kristey wrote five grants and rallied support outside our community to deliver significant donations above and beyond from our local families and businesses. 
 

She also lead the effort for "Save Our State Street" campaign about 20 years ago.

We are fortunate to have Kristey Williams around this community, especially as our State Representative. 

If you want someone who works hard and delivers for those she serve — support Kristey. 
 

VOTE KRISTEY WILLIAMS, AUGUST 6!

 

State website

 

Capitol Office

Room: 286-N
Seat: 20
Phone: 785-296-3971 only during session
Email: kristey.williams@house.ks.gov

Home Information

506 Stone Court Lake Court
Augusta, KS 67010

Phone: 316 775-1440

Cell:  316-371-1044
Email:kristeywilliams@yahoo.com

Business Information

Occupation: Former mayor/Former teacher

Other Information

Spouse: Joe

Legislative Service

House: 2015 - Present

 

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Why are Property Taxes so high in Augusta?

 

IN BUTLER COUNTY, AUGUSTA HAS THE HIGHEST, for example;  When you enter a $400,000 home in the calculator   IN BUTLER COUNTY, you will see the property taxes are $5880.00 a year, but in Augusta that $400,000 home is $7614.00 per year!  That is $1734.00 more per year!! 

 

WHY IS THIS?  There are only two reasons for this, since county wide we all pay the same for county amenities, but each city is different because of CITY AND SCHOOL BUDGETS AND SPENDING!  THE CITY AND USD 402 MAKE-UP 70% OF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES!!!

 

AUGUSTA IS OUT OF CONTROL AND MUST BE STOPPED!  That's why it is so important for the citizens of Augusta to step-up and be WATCHDOGS of the City Council and USD 402!  Both are out of control when it comes to spending.  IT MUST BE STOPPED!

 

 

IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT AUGUSTA'S SALES TAXES ARE PLENTY HIGH~  MOST PLACES IN TOWN ARE 8.5%.  3 BUSINESSES ARE 11%

September 2023

"Shining The Light"

Previously when property valuations were increased your property taxes automatically increased-NOT ANYMORE!

In 2021, the legislature expanded Truth In Taxation for property taxes by establishing policy that local governments have to notify taxpayers and vote before they can collect a dollar more than the previous year, i.e. go above the Revenue Neutral Rate, sometimes referred to as Senate Bill (SB 13).  It keeps the property taxes revenue neutral, the same as last year.

The Revenue Neutral Rate notice is a letter mailed by the County Clerk between August 20 and September 20, which includes the date, time, and location local governments will be voting on any proposed property tax increase.  Property owners should show up at these meetings and be heard.

Tax Breakdown with Revenue Neutral Rates
Tax Breakdown from Butler County20230907[...]
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Local elected officials have the power to stop these tax increases.  They could freeze our taxes by simply voting to lower the mill levy by the same percentage as the property valuations increased.  This is the Revenue Neutral Rate we have been talking about.  This is the heart of Truth in Taxation!  Do Not Be Fooled when you hear "We kept the same mlll levy, or lowered the mill levy."  They still increased your taxes!  The only way to keep from a tax increase is to use the Revenue Neutral Rate.

Truth to Taxation

Only works if we hold our elected officials accountable

when they ignore us and raise our taxes.

VOTE WISELY !  THERE ARE 27 BUTLER COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS WITH CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL FINANCE CONCERNING HOW MUCH PROPERTY TAXES YOU PAY EVERY YEAR!  7 OUT OF THE 27 DEMOSTRATED EMPATHY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, HOWEVER, 20 DID NOT!   FIND SOMEONE TO  REPLACE THEM.  SELECT AND PROMOTE GOOD, CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE NEXT ELECTION.  IN ORDER TO SECURE AFFORDABILITY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE FUTURE YOU NEED TO VOTE AGAINST ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT INCREASE TAXES AND SPENDING

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