Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hidden Gotcha

Hidden in this article about the passed tax cap, rent control, SUNY increases, and gay marriage is an offhand remark about something that wasn't an audible part of the conversation--yet may have a significant impact.
An important part of the cap would prohibit a school district from raising taxes at all if voters rejected the budget twice. Currently, a twice-rejected budget leads to a contingency spending plan that has a fixed tax increase, sometimes as high as what voters shot down.

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