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39.5% school tax increase for 92,000,000 plus mill override.
Rhys Why leave a skeleton force? Bring everybody home. If we feel really threatened we have small tactical nuclear weapons that can turn any capital in the world into a smoking hole of radiation. I know it sounds harsh but Theodore Roosevelt said something like speak softly and carry a big stick. The sticks do not get any bigger than that.
Disgusting editorial. My support for the newspaper is fading between this and the promotion of the school bond issue. Print the truth. School bond issue will result in 39.5% school tax increase.
Peter My wife and I fill out our ballots and deliver them to the courthouse. Do not trust usps. They loose 1% of the mail every day, which is actually pretty good. Guess which way we will be voting?
Scott B You and newspaper are still avoiding 39.5% number which I calculated 5 minutes ago. If that is incorrect, correct me. It is better than the 49% on 100,000,000 initial proposal. I doubt that we owe 2nd homeowners a thanks as most of them are multimillionaires with 2 to 3 million dollar homes. They are the biggest reason housing in this valley is so expensive.
Scott B I went back and looked again at the chart on the link. Using it and the article in July 1 paper, I have calculated a 39.5% school tax increase. That figure is not on the link. I have never seen it in the paper. Both organizations are avoiding that number. It does not matter that it takes us back to 19 whenever or 200 whenever. It is absurd to ask anyone to increase their school taxes 39.5% I do appreciate your work and passion on this issue but I still hope the school board loses.
Mary We disagree although both on the same side. July 1 article in paper showed a 49% increase in school tax on a 100,000,000 bond issue and mill override. August 2 article showed a 37% school tax increase on a 92,000,000 bond issue but no information on what the mil override will cost. I turned 71 on August 2 but can still do percentages when given the info as I am a retired engineer.
Are these private schools?
Peter We have found something we agree completely on. I usually defend the newspaper but their pro bond stance is disgusting. They still refuse to publish what the % school tax increase is and do not even provide numbers so people can do their own arithmetic. It is between 37% and 49% based on past published figures but that is a well kept secret.
Steve If you use the last census of the entire county, it only comes out to $3,680 per every man, woman, child, and infant in the county. Does that feel any better? Not to me. School tax increase of 37% to 49%! Newspaper nor School board has provided numbers to determine what the true number is. All they want to tell people is this gets us back to the tax level of the bad old days.
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