Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Protestors Not Happy About Taxes on Public Schools
Protesters are urging state lawmakers to eliminate the property taxes that fund public schools as the legislature heads into the home stretch of its two-year session. The focus of attention Tuesday was a bill that would replace property taxes with higher income and sales taxes. The state income tax, now 3.07 percent, would rise by about 1 percentage point. The sales tax would go from 6 percent to 7 percent, and exceptions would be eliminated.