TITLE

Education Taxes Targeted In Vermont Address

AUTHOR(S)
Keller, Bess
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Education Week;1/18/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Vermont's Governor James H. Douglas highlighted the rise in education property taxes and outlined a property-tax-relief plan, in his State of the State Address. Douglas said that state spending on schools has risen an average of 6 percent a year since 1999, The governor offered what he called a "comprehensive property-tax-relief plan" that includes capping education-property-tax growth at the rate of inflation, closing loopholes in a program that allows a homeowner's income level to trigger tax breaks, and repealing the education tax on working farms by 2008. Under the governor's plan, a town could override the tax cap on school spending and raise additional money locally with a 60 percent supermajority.
ACCESSION #
19552714

 

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