Vt House debates school tax increase
Posted in the Brattleboro Forum
#1 Feb 20, 2013
MONTPELIER, Vt.(AP)- Vermont lawmakers are set to debate sharp increase in the statewide school property tax rates.
Wednesday's debate concerns a 5-cent increase in the statewide residential property tax rate, to 94 cents per $100 of a home's value.
The non-residential rate on second homes and commercial properties would go from $1.38 to $1.44 per $100 of the property's value.
Legislative fiscal analysts say more big jumps are expected next year.
Lawmakers blame a combination of rising costs, declining student enrollments and declining property values as contributing to the increases.
#2 Feb 20, 2013
How about cutting budgets?
#3 Feb 20, 2013
How about encouraging private sector growth thus increasing revenue? No need to raise taxes, just create more taxpayers to contribute to the pot. Also, VT is famous for its under the table income, how about we crack down on tax cheats?
#4 Feb 21, 2013
another $50 per $100,000 in home value holly smokes, the end is near.
It's already $890 per $100,000 in value is it really going to make a difference if it goes to $940 per $100,000 in value ?
another $1.00 to $3.00 a week for people owning houses in the $100,000 to $300,000 range.
It's for the children so they can compete in the new economy if they move to another country because our economy has been destroyed.
#5 Feb 21, 2013
Joe that is the liberal line always. "It is only a tiny amount so why can't you afford it?" Of course in reality it is a huge amount of money when taken from everyone and money that they should be able to keep if it is not necessary to spend. And it isn't just this tax it is a slew taxes like the hidden tax we all are paying for the democrats pipe dream called alternative energy. The average homeowner is paying $8 to $15 per month to support the SPEED program. A hidden tax. Next it is tax on soda an increase in gas tax (it will only be a couple of cents a gallon)and a host of other tiny increases all over the place.
Enrollments are falling almost radically. Why not budget cuts?
#6 Feb 22, 2013
Think about a single snowflake, lacy, delicate, light, no two alike, beautiful.....Think about trillions of snowflakes after a storm...See the difference?
#7 Feb 22, 2013
it's the way america thinks, it's only 2 or 3% a year in the new labor contract so the financially illiterate shrug it off as nothing and as it compounds over the decades so does the pension costs.
mention cutting school spending and the emotional basket cases have a meltdown and beat people up for attacking children or teachers
no stopping moron nation so just get out of the way and let them kill each other. Get rid of the high tax house and get a small one, shop in NH. Complaining is pointless, look at what you are dealing with and deal with it and fix things so you aren't a big target.
Maybe everyone at IBM can ask for more money and IBM will say byebye and move the rest of the jobs out of the state.
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