Cumberland County Guests, National Speaker at Tea Party Gathering

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Published on March 20 2013 3:23 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Speakers from Cumberland County and a nationally-known author spoke at the Effingham County Tea Party March meeting.

Mike Walk and Todd Beard of Cumberland County spoke about the PTELL tax cap law in place in their county.  PTELL limits real estate tax increases to five percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less, per year, unless changed by referendum.  Walk is a former Cumberland County Board chairman.

Author William Federer of St. Louis spoke about conservative Christian values that he said are lacking in government officials today.  Federer reminded of miracles that have occurred that have helped shape the nation's history, and also spoke about Islam.

75 people attended the gathering at the Effingham VFW Post Home, including a group of 25 people from Fayette County.

The Effingham County Tea Party will next meet at 6:30pm on Sunday, April 7 at Culver's.