Kevin Bae

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Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner seeks to nearly double salary

Why is it the first thing Democrats do when they get into office is to fleece the taxpayers?

Newly elected Democrat Tiffany Porter proposes to tack on $2.00 per parcel in fees in order to boost her own salary. She was elected in November 2020.

Gwinnett Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter, who was elected in November, makes $141,098. But a proposal to charge cities $2 a parcel in additional fees would raise her salary by $110,734, according to Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington.

The increase would make her the highest paid elected official in Gwinnett County.

This mirrors the proposal to double the Gwinnett County chairwoman’s salary. She is also a newly elected Democrat.

Legislators Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider three Gwinnett County bills that would have almost doubled the chairwoman’s salary and remade the elections board.

The rejection came a day after the bills were voted down, 97-70. Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, reintroduced the bills Tuesday. The second rejection, by a 90-69 vote, means the bills are dead for this session.

Rest assured this will come back. My experience with Democrats in Illinois government means these Democrats will be successful if they are not voted out the next election.