Grove-sponsored bill would require re...

Grove-sponsored bill would require referendum to go above school tax limits

There are 6 comments on the York Dispatch story from Mar 13, 2011, titled Grove-sponsored bill would require referendum to go above school tax limits. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Six York County districts have applied for exceptions with the state to go above their property tax increase limit next year.

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GGB

York, PA

#1 Mar 13, 2011
Good, it's about time. It's time for school districts to realize that it is we the taxpayers who determin how much money you have to work with. If you want more you have to convince us in a meaningfull way. If that means cutting back then we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
KGB

York, PA

#2 Mar 13, 2011
GGB wrote:
Good, it's about time. It's time for school districts to realize that it is we the taxpayers who determin how much money you have to work with. If you want more you have to convince us in a meaningfull way. If that means cutting back then we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
And how do you propose to do that? You can't sit at home and simply bitch, never attending one school board meeting in your entire lives; very few folks even bother to VOTE! Good luck on YOUR thinking!
There go the FREE tablets and No. 2 yellow lead pencils! We'll just purchase a FREE computer for ALL students. That will settle THAT problem! Ain't?
taxpayer

Delta, PA

#3 Mar 14, 2011
Not a bad idea, however, it is tough to make a budget when the state has not determined how much the school is going to receive. Another unrealistic idea from our moronic legislators and governor. They can't do their budget on time--how do they expect school districts to do their budgets without complete information? These are the same people who refuse to tax the gas industry because they think it will drive them out of the state??? That money would help everything in the budget. Where are they going to go--the gas is here--all other states do it? The state could use the money--we are paying for that tax now when we get gas from other states. Let's give money to the wealthy and make the average citizen pay through the nose--and I thought Corbett was going to be different! My mistake.(You had better hope you do not have a kid at a state school! Tuition is going to skyrocket! Way to go Tom!)
Tom

Etters, PA

#4 Mar 14, 2011
How about reforming the teachers bloated pension benefits. The costs for that is huge to the budgets. Time for a Gov. Walker in Pa.
taxpayer

Delta, PA

#5 Mar 14, 2011
Tom wrote:
How about reforming the teachers bloated pension benefits. The costs for that is huge to the budgets. Time for a Gov. Walker in Pa.
First, teachers pay taxes, too. Bloated benefits?? They do not get health care (cost me 12,000 a year--over half of my pension. Taxes of over $4000, IRS taxes of $2500. Not much pension left. If you want to complain about bloated pensions, contact your legislators--they caused the problem in 2001 with the increase in benefits, and again in 2003, when they stopped paying their share for 10 years. If you paid nothing, or very little into your retirement fund for 10 years, what would happen? Now they inflame the public about teachers. Take a look at what retired legislators make--one, Robert Mellow makes rove $300,000 a year, almost double what he made in the legislature--and he gets his health benefits. This all started when the legislature wante to increase their retirement benefits.
The SHAFT

York, PA

#6 Mar 14, 2011
taxpayer wrote:
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First, teachers pay taxes, too. Bloated benefits?? They do not get health care (cost me 12,000 a year--over half of my pension. Taxes of over $4000, IRS taxes of $2500. Not much pension left. If you want to complain about bloated pensions, contact your legislators--they caused the problem in 2001 with the increase in benefits, and again in 2003, when they stopped paying their share for 10 years. If you paid nothing, or very little into your retirement fund for 10 years, what would happen? Now they inflame the public about teachers. Take a look at what retired legislators make--one, Robert Mellow makes rove $300,000 a year, almost double what he made in the legislature--and he gets his health benefits. This all started when the legislature wante to increase their retirement benefits.
$12,000 for health care; is that for you alone? Either way, you are gettin' rooked! Wife and I, both PA retired teachers, have health insurance with HOP...TOTAL cost for both =$4,728. Better attend one of their meetings ASAP!!! Way too many old farts like us placing a huge burden on the younger society. Quit bitchin' and drop over sometime!

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