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Candidates need truth in advertising

| Friday, October 24, 2003 12:00 a.m

A very important election is near for residents of Allegheny County, for we must decide the office of the county executive.

We cannot rely upon the TV ads for either candidate because we know both candidates are trying to make themselves appear to be the best for the job. However, there is one ad that really gets my dander, and that is the Jim Roddey ad where he claims to have cured the county’s ills without raising taxes. He had nothing to do with the reassessment of properties. Maybe not, but he sure used the money that came from the reassessments.

I ask Allegheny County property owners to look at their last four years’ tax receipts, and let the figures tell the tale of increased taxes. To coin a phrase often used by Judge Judy, “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

Lucille Minich, Harrison

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