Moss Point signature drive garners support for statewide public school funding initiative
There are 1 comment on the The Mississippi Press story from Aug 2, 2014, titled Moss Point signature drive garners support for statewide public school funding initiative. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:A group of family, friends and citizens who dropped by the Moss Point office of Mississippi State Legislature Rep. Jeramey Anderson, District 110, on Saturday, watched as he signed a petition to get Initiative Measure 42 on the ballot for the statewide elections in November, 2015.
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#1 Aug 3, 2014
You can tell Mr. Anderson's naivety. He has a poor understanding of just how schools are funded.
If we could get the feds to pay for this -- I think more Republicans and all Democrats would be fine with it. The issue is that so much money comes from sales tax revenues or other regressive tax revenues that come from poor people.
The rich have to pay their fair share Mr. Anderson. I know my property taxes don't go into the general fund of the state but to use an example -- my property value has lost 2/3 of its worth since 08....
...and you want me to pay more property taxes on a devalued property to teachers who make 2-3 times more money than I do? If you want a pay hike sir, I suggest talking with Palazzo or Thad Cochran to hike federal aid to states -- and in particular ours. This state is tapped out as is. The coast already provides 40% of the general fund even though we're 13% of the state's population. We're overtaxed as is -- we could fully fund Moss Pt. schools if we weren't worried about propping up the Delta and the city of Jackson and their failing school systems....
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